Seasons for Growth has been helping children, young people and adults across Scotland since 2001. We now have over 5,000 trained Companions across Scotland. Last year over 5,000 children and adults attended groups. We hope that the information on these pages will help you to learn more about this award winning programme.
Congratulations and thank you to Alison Gardner and all involved in Seasons for Growth in West Dunbartonshire following a recent Care Inspection:
“While many schools across Scotland run Seasons for Growth groups, the programme in West Dunbartonshire is led strategically, well embedded in primary and secondary schools, and is delivered in other settings. The inspection team viewed it as a model of outstanding and sustainable practice.” (Care Inspectorate (2017), Services for Children & Young People in West Dunbartonshire, p37). Please see West Dunbartonshire Spring Newsletter for further information.
The 3rd Edition of the Seasons for Growth Children & Young People’s Programme has been updated to reflect development in research evidence and practice. Seasons for Growth remains in considerable demand almost 20 years after it was initially launched in 1996. There is now substantial evidence indicating the programme makes a very positive contribution to the social and emotional wellbeing of thousands of children and young people in countries including Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, England, Ireland and elsewhere.