The Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy was published in March 2016, and is the first Scottish strategy focussing specifically on this agenda.
Although parenthood is a positive experience for many young people, it is associated with increased risk of a range of poor social, economic and health outcomes for some. The Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People ( PPYP) Strategy aims to drive actions that will decrease the cycle of deprivation associated with pregnancy in young people under 18 and provide extra support for all young parents.
Some young people require little or no additional support, whereas others will need intense, targeted support. It is essential we continue to take a holistic approach and put the young person at the centre of action to help them achieve their potential both as individuals and as parents.
This first report sets out progress against the Strategy's aims and actions for the period March 2016 to September 2017.