Parents/Carers Zone

The Parent/Carers Zone contains lots of useful resources and links. These resources will give you the tools to teach your child new life skills like toileting, dressing and organising their school bag.

Helping You To Help Your Child

Being a parent or carer isn't always easy. Finding reliable resources to support you with parenting can be hard. We hope you will find something to help you and your child on their journey from birth to adulthood. Here you will find links to the main areas of the website as well as information on accessing services.

Life Skills

Here you will find information and advice about the skills that children and young people want and need to learn to become independent adults.

Child Development Timeline

Children develop in their own time. The following information provides general guidance on what to expect. Do not worry if your child is not meeting all milestones for their age range. If your child was born early or was unwell as a baby then you might want to look at a younger age range. It is normal for one area to develop quicker than another. If your child is not meeting any of the milestones for their age or you are worried speak to your Health Visitor.

Click below for the timeline

Moving On To Questionnaires

These questionnaires help you to think about your child's progress at particular stages of development.

The Moving On To Nursery questionnaire is for children aged 2½ to 3½ years old who are about to start nursery. It will help you to teach them the skills they need to take part in nursery.

The Moving On To School questionnaire is for children who are about to start school. It will help you to teach them the skills they need to take part in school.

Don't worry if your child is not meeting all the milestones. The questionnaire will provide you with ideas and activities to help achieve these skills. Further resources are available throughout KIDS. If you are worried speak to your Health Visitor or nursery staff.

Click below for the Moving On questionnaires

Skills for Secondary School

Going to secondary school is an exciting time.  Like any big change you might be a little bit nervous too.  On these pages you will find information and activities to help you prepare for this change.  There is information and resources to help you manage any anxiety you might be feeling.  There is advice about organisation skills such as time management, organising for your school day and finding your way around.  There is also a section on life skills.  These are the basic skills you need to be independent such as tying your own tie, making a snack and managing your own money.

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Resources

All downloadable information on KIDS available in one handy place!

Click below for Resources

Specialist Children's Services

Services for children and young people in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are provided by Health Care Professionals in a number of areas.

  • The Community Paediatric Service sits within Specialist Community Paediatric Teams (SCPT) and is a child-led provision with a focus on effective partnership working and an integrated approach to meeting the needs of children and young people. Children and Young People are referred to Community Paediatrics services by a variety of sources across health, social work, education and families themselves. Referrals are received either on a uni-professional basis or within the context of a multi-professional team which includes Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and others as required.
  • The Acute Service is based at the Royal Hospital for Children working in both ward and out-patient settings.
  • The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides community-based and inpatient support to children and young people in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde who have significant difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing that impact on their day to day activities in a number of areas of their lives.  The service accepts referrals from staff who work with children and young people across agencies and provides care and support from mental health nurses, clinical psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, family therapists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists as required.  The service works to deliver the care only CAMHS can provide in partnership and guided by children, young people and their families and with other services that can best help the child or young person in their family context  to be safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included.

Child Development Centres within Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C)

There are 4 sectors within GG&C:

• North West Sector which includes West Dunbartonshire and parts of East Dunbartonshire
 North East Sector which includes parts of East Dunbartonshire
 South Sector which includes East Renfrewshire 
 Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Sector

Please find below all addresses and telephone numbers for your specific area within GG&C:

  • Acorn Centre

Vale of Leven Hospital

Main Street

Alexandria

G83 0UA

Telephone Number: 01389 817367

 

  • West Centre

60 Kinfauns Drive

Glasgow

G15 7TS

Telephone Number: 0141 207 7100

 

Aranthrue Centre

103 Paisley Road

Renfrew

PA4 8LH

Telephone Number: 0141 886 5921

Skylark Centre

L North

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Greenock

PA16 0XN

Telephone Number: 01475 505140

  • Bridgeton Child Centre

201 Abercromby Street

Glasgow

G40 2DA

Telephone Number: 0141 531 6550

 

  • Woodside Health & Care Centre

891 Garscube Road

Glasgow

G20 7ER

Telephone Number: 0141 201 5665

Gorbals Health & Care Centre

2 Sandiefield Road

Glasgow

G5 9AB

Telephone number: 0141 201 5030

Child Development Centre Information Video

As a parent or child attending a Child Development Centre for the first time you can feel a bit anxious.  

This video was filmed at the now closed Glenfarg Child Development Centre in the North East of Glasgow.  There are seven Child Development Centres throughout Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and whilst they may look different to the one in the video what happens inside remains the same.  This video lets you see what happens when you visit the Paediatrician (Children's Doctor).

Please see below for contact details of your local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS):

The West Centre
60 Kinfauns Drive
Glasgow G15 7TS

Telephone Number: 0141 207 7100

Woodside Health & Care Centre
891 Garscube Road
Glasgow
G20 7ER

Telephone Number: 0141 201 5640

New Gorbals Health & Care Centre
2 Sandiefield Road
Glasgow
G5 9AB

Telephone Number: 0141 201 5031

62 Templeton Street
Bridgeton
Glasgow
G40 1DA

Telephone Number: 0141 277 7515

Barrhead Health Centre
213 Main Street
Barrhead
G78 1SW

Telephone Number: 0141 800 7886

Vale of Leven Hospital
Main Street
Dunbartonshire
G83 0UA

Telephone Number: 01389 817 324

Aranthrue Centre
103 Paisley Road
Renfrew
PA4 8LH

Telephone Number: (direct to CAMHS) 0141 314 8981
Telephone Number: (Aranthrue Centre) 0141 886 5921

Larkfield Child & Family Centre
Larkfield Road
Greenock
PA16 0XN

Telephone Number: 01475 504447

Attending the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow

Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your child has an appointment for the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow visit their website for more information.

What? Why? Videos for Parents and Children

 

 

 

 

 

The What Why Children in Hospital (WWCIH) charity makes video clips suitable for children to help children and parents prepare for hospital and answer some of their questions starting with What? and Why?