The Development and Play Children's Service (Jigsaws) is part of the specialist health visitor service. They are part of the wider Lighthouse Child Development Centre team.

The service:

  • support families with children with additional needs, ensuring that everything is in place and make appropriate referrals to support services
  • support families through the assessment pathway for Autism
  • arrange team around the child meetings where appropriate to support integrated care for families
  • run a Sleep Scotland support clinic for families whose children have support difficulties
  • offer a bespoke package of support within the home to assess and advise parents of 0 to 5 year olds on the best way to progress their child's development through play, for up to 12 weeks dependent on the child's needs. After an assessment, families are provided with a plan of care which can be implemented by parent carers before home visits commence

Referrals to the service are made by professionals, primarily from Health Visitors.