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Sleep Scotland CEO on BBC Radio Scotland


Our CEO, Jane Ansell, was invited on to BBC Radio Scotland on 26 February to discuss the sleep deprivation that can be experienced by parents. Speaking to Kaye Adams, she described how Sleep Scotland has supported families and responded to a parent about her child’s sleep issues. You can listen to the radio clip below.


SIGN publish guidelines on diagnosis for children with FASD


Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) have published guidelines on assessment and diagnosis of children and young people exposed prenatally to alcohol. A suite of supporting materials to assist with implementation and awareness raising is also available – https://www.sign.ac.uk/sign-156-children-and-young-people-exposed-prenatally-to-alcohol.html?fbclid=IwAR2s8j9Um8jeKYvxRUBfODrDa5iXkRr4N9kvh_8fVN7d6VsN7OxVD6nxrZE


IT Volunteer


We are looking for a friendly individual who has a passion and knowledge of IT who is willing to come in and work with our existing IT team to provide additional support to our Sleep Scotland and Teens+ staff.  As well as working closely with out IT team you will provide one to one support to our staff to help them improve their knowledge and understanding of the systems they use.

If you have knowledge in some of the areas below and are happy to discuss further then please get in touch with the IT Manager Scott Moncrieff on scott.moncrieff@sleepscotland.org

  • Windows 7/10 Operating Systems
  • Office 365
  • Databases
  • Training

If you are interested, email your CV to hr@sleepscotland.org.



Sleep Scotland clarification on breastfeeding at night


Recently, we have had a number of enquiries regarding advice we give on night-time feeding for babies over the age of 6 months and would like to clarify our position. Nutritionally, babies over 6 months do not normally need to be fed during the night, as long as they are feeding well during the day. This advice is in line with NHS guidance. Getting babies used to a distinct day time routine, which may include breast feeding as well as introducing solids, and night time routine with fewer or no feedings, at this age can help support good sleep practices as they get older. However, many parents choose to continue to provide breast feeding during the night after 6 months, and this is entirely their choice. Sleep Scotland feels strongly that it is a parent’s right to choose, and we acknowledge the huge emotional benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child. Any advice we give is entirely to support those parents struggling with a sleepless child.