This Open Forum took place in May 2010 in The Lighthouse, Glasgow. The purpose of the event was to facilitate a better understanding of policy around early intervention in Scotland, and to discuss opportunities for the enhancement of policy around this theme.

Over forty guests participated in the half day event, which featured three keynote presentations from representatives of the relevant Scottish Government policy frameworks. SURF also enlisted Tom Wood, a frequent writer and broadcaster on social policy and the former Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, to accompany the speakers on a plenary panel for a comments and discussion session.


Please click on the titles below to download some other materials from this event.

Outcomes Paper Summary – short version of report summarising the main learning outcomes and points of discussion from the event.

Outcomes Paper Full – fuller composite version of the above.

Early Years Framework – presentation by Elisabeth Campbell, Team Leader, Early Education & Childcare, Scottish Government.

Equally Well – presentation by Karen Grieve, Programme Manager, Health Improvement & Health Inequalities, Scottish Government.

Acheiving Our Potential – presentation by Laura Ross, Social Inclusion Policy Officer, Scottish Government.

Bibliography – links for further reading.

Delegates List

SURF Open Forums are funded by the Scottish Government’s Scottish Centre for Regeneration with the aim of providing independent and informed feedback to policy advisers.

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