Child Protection Improvement Programme Updates
View the latest update on the Child Protection Improvement Programme here, or sign up to receive regular updates on work as it progresses.
The latest update includes;
An update on the individual areas of work within the CPIP
A biography of the System Review Group independent chair, Catherine Dyer
A summary note of the second meeting of the External Advisory Group
Information on the Data & Evidence work being carried out within the Programme
The Child Protection Team will submit their report on the Child Protection Improvement Programme to Ministers by 23 December 2016. The report will include a section on each of the 9 key areas of work the Child Protection Team are taking forward. These are: Neglect, Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Trafficking, Data and Evidence, Systems Review, Children's Hearings, Leadership and Workforce Development, Inspections and Internet Safety.
The Child Protection Improvement Programme will enter into ‘Stage Two’ once Minister’s reflections on recommendations have been received after the festive break and a further meeting of the External Advisory Group will take place in the first quarter of 2017 to continue work on taking them forward.
New member of the Child Protection Team
The Child Protection team are pleased to welcome Belinda McEwan to the team as Social Work adviser. Belinda is seconded to the Scottish Government from Renfrewshire Council, working three days per week with the Child Protection team and two days per week supporting the work of Social Work Scotland. Belinda’s knowledge and experience will be put to good use across all of the areas of the programme and in particular focus on Child Trafficking.