On 25 February 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, made a statement to Parliament announcing a programme of action on child protection.
We will review policy, practice, services and structures in our current child protection system to identify what works well and what could be improved, with a view to making recommendations by the end of this year. We will focus on:
- Child Protection Committees
- Initial Case Reviews
- Significant Case Reviews
- The Child Protection Register
This will be backed by increased scrutiny through a revised inspection programme, steps to promote and support leadership action to address the impact of neglect on children, work on data and evidence and consideration to the impact of changes to legislation and practice in the Children’s Hearings System.
You can find further information on the work being carried as part of the Child Protection Improvement Programme here.
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