Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) reports published

The fourth set of reports from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) project have been published. Launched in 2005, GUS has been tracking 8,000 families’ experiences including attitudes towards children’s services, parenting childcare, healthcare and education.

The study which is being carried out by the Scottish Centre for Social Research, tracks youngsters from birth through to their teenage years with the results helping shape and influence the future of Scotland’s children and family services.

The most recent set of reports explore a range of issues experienced by children in the first five years of their lives including poverty, child health, behavioural development and maternal mental health.