`. One Parent Families Scotland. Young Lone Parent Progression Model North Lanarkshire. Edinburgh. One Parent Families Scotland works to ensure that all families, particularly Lone parent families, have the support,
One Parent Families Scotland
Young Lone Parent Progression
Model North Lanarkshire
to ensure that all families, particularly
Lone parent families, have the support,
information and confidence needed
to play a full part in Scotland’s economic
and social life.
Lone / Young Parent Hubs
Family Support Services
Welfare Rights and Family Finances Service
One to One Mentoring Support
Free confidential Helpline
Flexible Childcare Services
Legal Advice Surgery
Confidence Building and Motivation Programmes
Engagement and Employability Services
Why are these services needed?
Scotland has around 9000 teenage pregnancies, resulting in 4000 live births.
North Lanarkshire -9% Teenage Pregnancies - third highest in Scotland.
Under 20yr group, the most deprived areas have ten times the rate of
delivery as the least deprived & under16yrs nearly 5 times the rate.
Young parents often trapped in poverty, facing isolation and lacking confidence.
Parenting programmes often geared towards adults and do not seem to be able
to engage with teenage parents.
Young people initiatives don’t cater for young parents.
Welfare Reform will impact on young parents when child is 5yrs
Traditional mainstream approaches less able to reach this group of parents
Operational since December 2010 - developed an early intervention peer mentoring model, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council Early Years and Childcare.
To engage and support pregnant teenagers who face multiple barriers to actively engage with local services and adopt positive parenting strategies to give their babies the best start in life.
To effectively train young parents as mentors supporting a progression route for teen parents providing positive support and a role model.
Provides an integrated, person centred package of support tailored to the needs of the pregnant teenagers aged 13 – 19 (21 years if been accommodated in care)
This holistic mentoring service addresses the health, housing, income issues and multiple barriers that the young parents face.
Model supports and trains young parents as mentors, acts as a progression route for teen parents providing positive support and role modelling.
100 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6DHTel: 0141 847 email@example.com
Lone Parent Helpline: 0808 801 0323
How to contact us…