Infant Best Practice Guidelines launched

Date: 27 March 2023
Topic: Early Years News

The Scottish Government has launched its Infant Best Practice Guidelines which includes a national ‘Infant Pledge’.

The intention is to provide guidance on how to take account of infants’ views and rights in all encounters they may have with professionals in statutory or third sector services, or in public spaces such as shops, libraries or galleries.

This guidance is primarily written for all those who come into contact with babies and very young children through their work in community settings and nurseries, and in education, third sector, health and social services, both general and specialist. They can support infants to be active participants in these services, and inform the care and decisions that affect them. It may also be of interest to a wider audience including policy makers and families.

Download the Infant Best Practice Guidelines.