A smacking ban in Scotland moved a step closer to becoming law after a majority of MSPs on a Holyrood committee supported the policy.
Scotland’s Children’s Minister has called for more people to consider becoming foster carers.
The chair of a taskforce looking into how to improve mental health care for children and young people has left the post.
Holyrood has passed legislation which will prevent primary school-age children from being treated as criminals.
Children’s brains can be boosted by their mother eating nuts during early pregnancy, a new study claims.
An Aberdeen politician has applauded new figures which show 305 families in the city have been helped by a Government grant scheme.
A study by an Aberdeen University lecturer is set to influence the information women are given before giving birth across the whole of the NHS.
Parents in the north-east have been awarded more than £250,000 to help with the costs of raising a child, official figures have revealed.
Can you help? Aberdeen mental health centre seeking cash donations to help buy new toys for children
Donations are being sought to help purchase items to make a new mental health centre as child-friendly as possible.
Survivors of childhood abuse in care who are either elderly or terminally ill can now apply for a £10,000 redress payment from the Scottish Government.
A roadshow will take place this week to help recruit people for a career in childcare.
Teachers, nurses and police officers could be held accountable for failing to “spot warning signs” of violent crime among young people, under Government plans announced on Monday.
A quarter of children up for adoption in Scotland at the end of 2017 had to wait more than a year to be placed with families, according to the Care Inspectorate.
Holyrood legislating to ban smacking sends a “very clear message” to parents that physical punishment for children is “not acceptable”, a Scottish Government minister has said.
Opponents of a bid to ban smacking in Scotland are to stage a protest outside Holyrood, as the committee considering the bill holds its final evidence session.
The number of babies aged less than a year being taken into care has increased by more than a quarter in the last decade, new figures have revealed.
Childhood immunisation is dropping across Scotland, according to official figures.
The Scottish Government has been urged to lower the speed limit in residential areas to 20mph to save lives.
The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has accused the Scottish Government of “failing” on children’s rights.
A children’s hospital ward which has been closed for almost two years is due to reopen to inpatients in what has been described as an “important milestone”.
Hospital bosses are preparing for an “important milestone” when a children’s ward that has been shut for almost two years re-opens to inpatients.
The health of Scottish children is at risk because of a shortage of paediatric doctors, a new report has warned.
A planned new law to boost the use of pre-recorded evidence of vulnerable witnesses in criminal trials is likely to be extended to cover child witnesses of domestic abuse.
One in every five children in Glasgow missed out on basic necessities because of their family’s low income, new figures have revealed.
Criminalising parents who smack their children would be “negative, patronising and elitist”, MSPs have been warned.
Around 27,000 children are thought to be members of a gang in England, according to a major report by the Children’s Commissioner.
More than 1,200 children were diagnosed with some form of cancer over a 10 year period in Scotland, statistics have revealed.
Families should be given more support during a child’s early years to ensure youngsters are getting the best possible start in life, a committee of MPs has warned.
A speech and language therapist is hoping to raise awareness in Aberdeen about a rare childhood disorder.
Vulnerable children face becoming lost in digital space with a lack of personalised internet safety education on offer suited to their needs, a new report has warned.