ECALM at the Ante Natal and Birth Registration Appointment
By offering library membership at birth registration, every child and family in Scotland can access the vital resources and support that Scotland’s public libraries offer from the earliest stage
The birth registration appointment offers the most effective way of creating a universal offer for children's library membership and is already well established in many local authorities.
NHS KEY MESSAGING
Ante-natal/ First home visit - Advise parents that through ECALM parents can register their baby for a library membership at the birth registration appointment, highlighting some of the key benefits.
By offering every child in Scotland the opportunity to join the library at birth we can help to deliver on the GIRFEC approach of tackling needs early and joining up with other services and organisations to ensure families are getting the support they need as and when they need it.
To connect with the ECALM Champion in your area please contact us here firstname.lastname@example.org