National Guidance for Child Protection Committees for Conducting a Significant Case Review
The Minister for Children & Young People established an expert Working Group on CSE that reported with initial recommendations in 2013. The group has developed a comprehensive multiagency National Action Plan on Child Sexual Exploitation, taking account of the widespread work being carried out in this area, including the Public Petitions Committees report published in January. The National Action Plan marks a milestone in our conversation, not a conclusion.
A review of Scotland’s approach to child protection services, specifically considering the safeguards put in place, the impact of the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach, developments in preventing Child Sexual Exploitation, and the implementation of the recommendations of the Shaw Review into systematic abuse in residential care published in 2007.
Provides a national framework for agencies and practitioners at local level to understand and agree processes for working together to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children. It sets out expectations for strategic planning of services to protect children and young people and highlights key responsibilities for services and organisations, both individual and shared. National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (e-book version)
These additional practice notes are for all practitioners and have been designed to be read in conjunction with the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014. They aim to raise practitioner awareness of the increased vulnerability of disabled children and ensure that practitioners take this into account in their involvement with disabled children and their families.
Child protection and disability guidance (e-book version)
We've refreshed Getting Our Priorities Right, the good practice framework for child and adult service practitioners working with vulnerable children affected by problematic parental alcohol and/or drug use. The update fully reflects the GIRFEC approach and focuses on early intervention and 'whole family' recovery.
Setting out a common set of skills and standards for workers to ensure the delivery of a consistently high standard of support to children and young people across the country, the aim is to strengthen the skills and training of professionals and improve the advice and tools available to them in assessing, managing and minimising risks faced by some of our most vulnerable children and young people.
A national risk assessment 'toolkit' for child protection to support practioners in identifying and acting on child protection risks for children and young people.
This report sets out the findings of the Short-life Ministerial Working Group established in April 2013 to consider child sexual exploitation (CSE), including the programme of activity underway in Scotland to address this. The Group's role was to advise on the implementation of the Scottish Government programme of CSE-focused work, and to consider potential areas where other action might be needed.