Kinross-shire: Children, Young People and Families

Giving children the best start in life is a key partnership objective, as a child’s upbringing is a key factor in relation to their outcomes later in life. There are many community groups and services in Kinross which aim to support children and families. Most can be found in the Local Family Information Directory.

Early Years and School Age

The area has Parent and toddler groups, as well as Playgroups and pre-school learning groups. Many of the groups are community led and are based in village halls.

The Supporting Parents and Children Early (SPACE) Group meets every Monday in the Loch Leven Community Campus for a two hour session. Parents are referred to the SPACE Group by Health Visitors. The groups are structured to offer Family Learning activities along with an opportunity for parents to enjoy sharing experiences, to learn new skills and to talk through any worries, whilst the children enjoy crèche time.  .

Other parenting support courses offered in the area include; Speakeasy, Incredible Years, Strengthening Families. These are provided by the Council’s Parenting team. Family Cookery is also offered during school holiday periods; these sessions are in demand and provide a vehicle for engaging with more vulnerable families to increase their skills and confidence in nutrition and budgeting.