The views of parents, children and young people in Strathearn are being sought as part of a project to improve the well-being of children and young people locally.
Perth and Kinross Council, its community planning partners and the Social Research Unit are working together on Evidence2Success, the first project of its kind in the UK.
The project aims to find out what more can be done in the Perth and Kinross Council area to help children and young people grow up healthy, ready to learn and prepared for success in life.
It will also focus on engaging communities to increase the involvement local people have in decision making and other actions that will improve outcomes for the children and young people living in their area.
As part of the project, two surveys will be carried out.
For one of the surveys, researchers working on the council’s behalf will be contacting expectant mothers and parents of children aged from birth to eight years old.
The survey, which will take place up until the end of March, will gather their views on subjects including the development of their child or children at different ages, family relationships and parental health and well-being.
The second survey takes place from Monday, January 28 to Friday February 8.
P5 to S4 pupils in local schools will be asked to complete an online survey during school time.
This survey has been designed so that pupils can comment on topics such as education, emotional health, drugs and alcohol and relationships.
These surveys will provide the council with a unique insight into the types of services that need to be provided to support children and young people.
The information will help to plan services that can provide earlier support for children and contribute to preventing future issues such as poor achievement at school or antisocial and criminal behaviour.
There is no obligation for parents or pupils to take part in the survey.
All responses received will be treated confidentially, and the views and comments given will help the Evidence2Success project to gather important information to improve the lives of children and young people in Perth and Kinross.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the council website at www.pkc.gov.uk