1. Statistics

    26 Mar 2019

    Children's social work statistics 2017-2018

    The latest data on children and young people looked after, on the child protection register and in secure care.

  2. Advice and guidance

    11 Feb 2019

    Protecting children and young people: Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer responsibilities

    Guidance outlining Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer responsibilities for protecting children and young people.

  3. Advice and guidance

    09 Oct 2018

    Beyond survival: resource for organisations working with child abuse survivors

    This toolkit provides resources to enable survivor support organisations become more sustainable.

  4. Consultation analysis

    28 Sep 2018

    Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Disclosure of Criminal Information: consultation summary report

    The simplified summary report on responses to the recent consultation on proposals for change to the disclosure regime in Scotland.

  5. NEWS

    21 Jun 2018 14:30

    Timescale for child abuse inquiry extended

    Inquiry given more time to ensure survivors’ voices are heard.

  6. Research and analysis

    01 May 2018

    Tackling child neglect in Scotland 2: rapid review of intervention literature

    A rapid review of the literature relating to programmes, approaches and interventions with children in Scotland who may be experiencing neglect, undertaken by academics at the University of Stirling.

  7. Consultation paper

    01 May 2018

    Tackling child neglect in Scotland 3: rapid review of legislation and policy

    A rapid review of legislation and policy with a particular focus on child neglect in Scotland, conducted by academics at the University of Stirling.

  8. NEWS

    25 Apr 2018 16:12

    Review of disclosure law

    Changes proposed for those working with vulnerable people.

  9. Factsheet

    29 Mar 2018

    Protecting Scotland's Children National Policy and Child Abuse Prevention Activity

    These documents set out the Scottish Government's vision of how we protect Scotland’s children and young people.

  10. NEWS

    10 Jan 2018 08:36

    Meeting the needs of young people

    Improved rights for children with additional support needs.

  11. NEWS

    30 Nov 2017 10:14

    Named person panel

    Independent advice on information sharing.

  12. NEWS

    04 Oct 2017 00:01

    Legal milestone for child abuse victims

    End to automatic time-bar against civil actions for childhood abuse.

  13. NEWS

    31 Aug 2017 10:27

    Ministers visit Icelandic children's house

    Promoting child-friendly justice.

  14. NEWS

    08 Aug 2017 00:01

    Protecting children from abuse

    New report shows gaps in support

  15. Impact assessment

    21 Jul 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme: equality impact assessment record

    Record of assessments of the Child Protection Improvement Programme, testing how the programme would affect our aims for equality.

  16. Impact assessment

    21 Jul 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Assessment of how the Child Protection Improvement Programme affects the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

  17. NEWS

    20 Jun 2017 16:00

    Significant Case Review

    Review into death of Liam Fee

  18. NEWS

    27 Apr 2017 13:15

    Civil action in child abuse cases

    Debate on removing the three year time bar to seeking justice.

  19. NEWS

    21 Apr 2017 12:02

    Protecting children online

    National action plan on internet safety.

  20. Strategy/plan

    21 Apr 2017

    Internet safety for children and young people: national action plan

    Refreshed action plan on internet safety for children and young people to ensure appropriate training, support and information is in place.

  21. Advice and guidance

    31 Mar 2017

    Child sexual exploitation: a guide for health practitioners

    Guidelines for health practitioners on identifying and responding to a child or young person who may be at risk of or affected by sexual exploitation.

  22. NEWS

    07 Mar 2017 14:32

    Named Person service

    Legislation planned to support children and their families.

  23. NEWS

    02 Mar 2017 14:45

    New law to protect children

    Emotional abuse and neglect will be a criminal offence.

  24. Progress report

    02 Mar 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme report

    Report on the key messages and next steps of the Child Protection Improvement Programme.

  25. speech / ministerial statement

    02 Mar 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme: ministerial statement

    Minister for Childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald MSP delivers a speech on improving Scotland's child protection systems.

  26. NEWS

    21 Feb 2017 12:43

    Child abuse inquiry

    Glenn Houston resigns from panel

  27. NEWS

    17 Nov 2016 14:40

    Removing time-bar from civil actions against child abuse

    Clarification to Inquiry remit and redress consultation as Limitation Bill lodged.

  28. speech / ministerial statement

    17 Nov 2016

    Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: update on issues, November 2016

    Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP delivers a speech to Scottish Parliament on the progress of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

  29. Advice and guidance

    25 Oct 2016

    Child sexual exploitation: definition and practitioner briefing paper

    Key considerations that should inform all professionals’ and agencies' interpretations of their responsibilities in relation to child sexual exploitation.

  30. Corporate report

    12 Oct 2016

    Child protection systems review: terms of reference

    Terms of reference for our review of child protection committees, registers and case conferences, and initial and significant case reviews.

  31. Corporate report

    06 Oct 2015

    National action plan to tackle child sexual exploitation: progress report

    Update on progress since the publication of both the national action plan and 'Safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children from child abuse'.

  32. Advice and guidance

    18 Jun 2014

    Children's advocacy guidance

    Guidance on how to support children and young people to make informed decisions on matters which influence their lives.

  33. Advice and guidance

    21 May 2014

    National guidance for child protection in Scotland: protecting disabled children from abuse and neglect

    Notes for all practitioners including those working in: children and family social work; health; education; residential care; early years; youth services; youth justice; police; independent and third sector; and adult services who might be supporting parents with disabled children or involved in the transition between child and adult services.

  34. Advice and guidance

    19 May 2014

    National guidance for child protection in Scotland

    Provides a framework for agencies and practitioners at local level to agree processes for working together to safeguard and promote child wellbeing.

  35. Advice and guidance

    20 Nov 2012

    National Risk Framework to Support the Assessment of Children and Young People

    The document is a national risk assessment 'toolkit' for child protection to support practioners in identifying and acting on child protection risks in children and young people.