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Welfare Foods, Best Start Food Grant Consultation - Our Response to the Scottish Government

The Scottish Government have been consulting on "Welfare Foods - A Consultation on Meeting the Needs of Children and Families in Scotland" as part of the new Best Start Grant scheme to be introduced and administered by Scotland's new Social Security Agency. The Best Start Grant and Best Start Food schemes will replace the current UK Sure Start Maternity Grant and UK Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland.  


We consider both Best Start Grant and Best Start Food initatives as early and critical investments in the lives of Scotland's children. And we welcomed the opportunity to submit our response to the Scottish Government's consultation.

As an organisation we are committed to an early intervention and prevention approach as we work alongside families in Scotland. We provide support to children at the very start of their lives through our: family support; early learning and childcare; family wellbeing; and family play services.

You can access our response to Scottish Government's Best Start Food consultation here

You can also access our earlier response to the Scottish Government's Best Start Grant regulations here.