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One Parent Families Scotland Debate, 03/06/14 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 3 June 2014 on One Parent Families Scotland. The debate was introduced by Christina McKelvie (SNP).

The motion was debated without any question being put:

That the Parliament recognises the work that One Parent Family Scotland (OPFS) does with communities to empower Scottish families to overcome the barriers that they encounter; acknowledges the support that it provides for parents to help them give their children the best possible chances in life, with improved health and a stable home environment; understands that, in 2012-13, OPFS directly supported over 2,000 children and over 1,000 adults through group and individual support sessions; notes in particular its Transforming Lives project, which was recently celebrated in Hamilton and involves groups of single mums, most in their late teens or early twenties, who have not had the greatest environment to bring their child up in; considers that, through Transforming Lives, they have discovered what they are capable of and are evidently determined to achieve; commends Margaret McTaggart, who leads the programme, for, it considers, tirelessly helping the young women to get to grips with the practicalities of motherhood; recommends the OPFS’s recent annual report, Better lives, Built together, which it considers is packed full of case studies describing how the organisation’s intervention helped change lives positively; wishes OPFS the best of luck in the future, and welcomes its positive contribution to communities across Scotland.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 3 June 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 3 June 2014