Information
  1. Use of physical intervention in schools

    Consultation on draft guidance.

  2. Criminal proceedings in Scotland: 2020-2021

    Statistics on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and alternative measures to prosecution issued by the police and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service are presented for the ten years from 2011-12 to 2020-21. The latest year’s data is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. National Care Service - children's social services: overview

    Overview of social services provided to children and families in Scotland. It forms one of a collection of contextual papers about social care and related areas in Scotland, linking to the National Care Service consultation.

  4. Physical intervention in schools: draft guidance

    We are consulting on this draft schools guidance "Included, engaged and involved part 3" which takes a relationship and rights based approach to physical intervention in Scottish schools.

  5. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  6. The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 (Reports on Use of Places of Safety) Regulations 2022: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) considering the equality implications of Regulations being laid which specify the information to be included in reports on the use of the place of safety power contained in section 28 of the Act, which are to be prepared by Scottish Ministers under section 32 of the Act.

  7. The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 (Reports on Use of Places of Safety) Regulations 2022: BRIA

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact on businesses and consumers of Regulations being laid which specify the information to be included in reports on the use of the place of safety power contained in section 28 of the Act, which are prepared by the Scottish Ministers.

  8. The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 (Reports on Use of Places of Safety) Regulations 2022: CRWIA stage 3

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) which assesses the implications for children of Regulations being laid which specify the information to be included in reports on the use of the place of safety power contained in section 28 of the Act, which are to be prepared by the Scottish Ministers.

  9. Children's advocacy in children's hearings - national scheme: good practice and issues arising

    Progress report on the implementation of the children's hearings advocacy provision in the first year March 2020 to March 2021.

  10. Victims’ consultation launches

    Putting people at the heart of the justice system.

  11. Bail supervision: national guidance

    This document provides revised guidance for the operation of bail supervision setting out standards and expectations to support the consistent delivery of the service across Scotland.

  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children's Issues - children, schools, early learning and childcare settings - evidence summary

    Summary report of the evidence on children, schools, early learning and childcare settings and transmission from COVID-19.

  13. Keeping the Promise implementation plan

    The Promise implementation plan sets out our actions and commitments to Keep the Promise for care experienced children, young people and their families. It contributes to our ambition for every child in Scotland to grow up loved, safe and respected so that they realise their full potential.

  14. Children's Social Work Statistics, Scotland 2020-21

    Children's Social Work Statistics for Scotland for 2020 to 2021, including data on children and young people looked after, on the child protection register and in secure care accommodation.

  15. Home education guidance: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed updates to the home education guidance. The guidance sets out the roles and responsibilities of local authorities and parents in relation to home education.

  16. Coronavirus (COVID-19) supporting Gypsy/Travellers: framework for local authorities

    This framework, created jointly with COSLA, is for local authorities and partners supporting Gypsy/Traveller communities whilst Scotland transitions to living with COVID-19. This framework replaces all previous versions.

  17. New Bairns’ Hoose appointment

    Post will drive improvements for children.

  18. Historical adoption practices

    Support for women and families affected.

  19. Bairns' Hoose: project plan

    This project plan sets out the steps we will take to meet our Programme for Government Commitment which aims to ensure that all eligible children in Scotland will have access to a ‘Bairns’ Hoose’ by 2025.

  20. Bairns' Hoose - Scottish Barnahus: vision, values and approach

    Sets out our vision of how Barnahus should be implemented in Scotland, the values which should underpin the model and our approach to its practical implementation.

  21. Serious Organised Crime strategy

    The Serious Organised Crime Taskforce Strategy seeks to close the potential gap between intelligence and tasking through the better use of threat assessments and aims to reduce the harm caused by serious organised crime by ensuring that all partner bodies work together.

  22. National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021

    This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

  23. National Care Service: consultation analysis - easy read

    Easy read version of the analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on a National Care Service

  24. National Care Service: consultation analysis

    Analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on a National Care Service.

  25. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  26. Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on children and young people: children's rights and wellbeing assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing assessment (CRWIA) providing an update on the evidence of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and the wider pandemic on babies, children and young people.

  27. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: fourth annual progress report - 2020 to 2021

    Report setting out progress implementing the Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy from 2020 to 2021.

  28. Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  29. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – next of kin

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the process and requirements for next of kin applications.

  30. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance - assessment framework

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. The assessment framework will be used by Redress Scotland to assist in making determinations on redress payment levels for individually assessed applications.

  31. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – evidential requirements and determinations by Redress Scotland

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the evidential requirements for the scheme.

  32. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – reimbursement of costs and expenses

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the reimbursement of costs and expenses incurred in connection with an application for redress.

  33. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – nominated beneficiaries

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on nominated beneficiaries.

  34. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – annual reports by Redress Scheme contributors

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the wider redress reporting requirements for those organisations which contribute to the scheme.

  35. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – payments to children

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the factors to be taken in to consideration when making payments to children.

  36. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – waiver, contributions and other routes to redress

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the waiver, the contributions element of the scheme and other routes to redress which applicants may want to consider.

  37. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – payment of legal fees and related decisions made by Redress Scotland

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the payment of legal fees.

  38. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – reviews

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the reviews process.

  39. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – making oral representations

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on making oral representations to Redress Scotland.

  40. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance - eligibility

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the eligibility criteria of the scheme.

  41. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – applicants with convictions for serious offences

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the process, procedure and factors to be taken into consideration where an applicant has a relevant criminal conviction for a serious offence.

  42. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – pausing, withdrawing and making more than one application

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on when an applicant can pause, withdraw or make more than one redress application.

  43. Drug and alcohol services - improving holistic family support

    This paper seeks to provide a framework, in line with the national drug/alcohol strategy Rights, Respect and Recovery (RRR) and linked policy initiatives for the development of a consistent approach for families affected by substance use.

  44. Redress Scotland

    Panel members appointed.

  45. The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: financial contributions - statement of principles

    Sets out the principles the Scottish Ministers will use to assess whether an organisation is making a fair and meaningful financial contribution to Scotland's Redress Scheme.

  46. Adult support and protection - GP and primary care guidance: consultation analysis

    We consulted on the proposed updating of the Adult Support and Protection guidance for GP and Primary Care Teams between 15 July and 26 August 2021. This report provides further detail from the responses we received.

  47. Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considering the ways which the domestic Covid vaccine certification scheme may engage the rights of children and young people protected under the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  48. Assessment of wellbeing - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation paper is for the public consultation on draft statutory guidance on assessment of wellbeing, as required in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  49. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSD) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  50. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  51. The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: Equality Impact Assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  52. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: human rights impact assessment

    Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  53. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: data protection impact assessment - legislative

    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  54. The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  55. Homicide in Scotland 2020-2021: statistics

    Statistical bulletin on crimes of homicide recorded by the police in Scotland in 2020-2021.

  56. Redress Scheme for survivors of past child abuse in care: information - easy read

    This easy read document is about the financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland. The purpose of the redress scheme is to acknowledge and recognise the harm suffered as a result of that abuse. The redress scheme will offer payments to survivors.

  57. Pledge on children’s rights

    Work on landmark legislation will continue.

  58. Coronavirus (COVID 19): changes to social care assessments - statutory guidance for local authorities on sections 16 and 17 of the Coronavirus Act 2020

    This guidance was updated on 29 September 2021 to reflect the changes brought in by the Coronavirus (Suspension: Children and Young Persons Social Care ) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 which come into effect on 29 September. The regulations suspend section 16 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”

  59. Recorded Crime Statistics in Scotland: user guide

    Provides detailed information on the Recorded Crime in Scotland statistical bulletin series. It is designed to be a useful reference guide with explanatory notes regarding issues and classifications which are crucial to the production and presentation of crime statistics in Scotland

  60. Recorded Crime in Scotland: August 2021

    Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for August 2021.

  61. Supporting children in the justice system

    Improving services for victims and witnesses.

  62. Child welfare reporters and child contact services consultations: Scottish Youth Parliament report

    This report by the Scottish Youth Parliament contains responses from young people in relation to the Scottish Government consultations on child welfare reporters and the regulation of child contact services. This relates to the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.

  63. Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 - part 4 – Police Investigatory and Other Powers: statutory guidance on investigative interviews

    This statutory guidance is published by Scottish Ministers in accordance with The Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019. It contains information to support police, local authorities and others with functions related to investigative interviews involving children under the age of 12.

  64. A National Care Service for Scotland consultation: easy read

    An easy read version of the National Care Service consultation paper.

  65. Financial redress for survivors of abuse in care

    Chair of independent body announced.

  66. Justice for children and young people - a rights-respecting approach: vision and priorities

    This vision builds on the youth justice strategy which concluded in 2020. It represents a shared foundation between the Scottish Government and partners to continue to support the agenda to keep children out of the criminal justice system and promote the use of the Whole System Approach.

  67. Redress for Survivors

    Parliament backs plans for survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland.

  68. Preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation

    Drive to raise awareness of online dangers.  

  69. Supporting children and young people who may have experienced child sexual abuse - clinical pathway: consultation analysis

    An analysis of the responses to the consultation on the draft Clinical Pathway for healthcare professionals working to support children and young people who may have experienced child sexual abuse.

  70. Can Scotland be Brave – Incorporating UNCRC Article 12 in practice

    This project investigated how well practitioners, understood and implemented the full obligations of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘UNCRC’).

  71. Advance Payment Scheme - supporting documents: guidance

    Guidance for people applying to the Advance Payment Scheme about how to obtain ‘a supporting document’ – some kind of ‘record’ which shows you spent time in care in Scotland as a child.

  72. Supporting children and young people who may have experienced child sexual abuse: clinical pathway for healthcare professionals

    Guidance to ensure a consistent approach to the provision of healthcare and forensic medical examination services for children and young people under 16 (or up to 18 for young people with vulnerabilities and additional support needs) who may have experienced sexual abuse.

  73. Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019: promotional materials

    Promotional materials to support the introduction of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  74. Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act factsheet: easy read version

    Physical punishment and physical discipline: how the law is changing (easy read version).

  75. Defence to assault on children removed

    Equal Protection from Assault Act comes into force.

  76. National guidance for child protection - revised: consultation

    Consultation on a revised version of the National Guidance for Child Protection to ensure it is consistent with the legislative and policy framework and current practice developments. The current version of the National Guidance for Child Protection was published in 2014.

  77. Physical punishment and discipline of children: how the law is changing

    Explains changes to the law covering the physical punishment and discipline of children, such as smacking.

  78. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Bill to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights.

  79. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: equalities impact assessment

    Impact assessment for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.

  80. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: SEA

    This Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) sets out that it was not necessary to conduct a full SEA for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill, as the Bill does not have a significant environmental impact.

  81. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: CRWIA

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.

  82. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty assessment for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.

  83. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment

    Impact assessment for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.

  84. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: future proofing legislation

    Impact assessment for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.

  85. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: data protection impact assessment

    Impact assessment for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill in relation to the use of personal data.

  86. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: human rights impact assessment

    Impact assessment for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.

  87. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: BRIA

    Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.

  88. Redress for Survivors Bill published

    Legislation for survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland.

  89. Redress for abuse in care

    More than 400 advance payments made.

  90. National action plan to tackle child sexual exploitation: final report

    Sets out the range of achievements and activity delivered since 2016 to prevent and tackle child sexual exploitation.

  91. Supporting adult survivors of in care childhood abuse

    Additional funding to extend services.

  92. Raising the age of referral: consultation - easy read version

    Easy read version of the consultation seeking views on raising the age a young person can be referred to a children’s hearing.

  93. Raising the age of referral: consultation

    Consultation seeking views on raising the age a young person can be referred to a children’s hearing.

  94. Vulnerable children report: 15 May 2020

    This is the second report from the Scottish Government with SOLACE and other partners, on the impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown on children and families, and on the ways that services for children have responded. It identifies critical issues for services for children going forward.

  95. Help for childhood abuse victims

    Survivor support still available.

  96. Advocacy in the children's hearings system - national practice model: guidance

    National practice model for children's advocacy in the children’s hearings system.

  97. Financial redress for historical child abuse in care: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the pre-legislative consultation on the detailed design of a statutory redress scheme for historical child abuse in care.

  98. Financial redress for historical child abuse in care consultation analysis: summary

    Summary of the analysis of responses to the pre-legislative consultation on the detailed design of a statutory redress scheme for historical child abuse in care.

  99. 600 adoption matches made

    Milestone reached as adoption support website launched.

  100. Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services: national service specification

    The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) NHS Scotland national service specification outlining provisions young people and their families can expect from the NHS.

  101. Children's services planning: guidance

    Updated guidance (2020) for local authorities and health boards on exercising the functions conferred by Part 3 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  102. Age threshold of payments for survivors of childhood abuse lowered

    Review of Advance Payment Scheme.

  103. Financial redress for survivors of historical child abuse in care: review of the Advance Payment Scheme

    This review of the Advance Payment Scheme considered a range of issues over the first five months of the scheme’s operation.

  104. Mental health in schools

    Dedicated counselling service for pupils.

  105. Children's services planning guidance: consultation response

    Our response to the consultation analysis report on the current statutory guidance which supports Part 3 (Children's Services Planning) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  106. Protecting children: consultation analysis

    This report analyses the responses to the consultation asking for views on proposals to modernise the criminal offence of child cruelty, set out in section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937. We also asked for views on whether the definition of a ‘position of trust’ in section 42-45 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 should be extended.

  107. Effectiveness of children's services planning guidance: consultation analysis

    Analytical report for the consultation on children services planning guidance.

  108. Consultation on financial redress

    Views sought to shape legislation.

  109. Financial redress for historical child abuse: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the detailed design of a statutory financial redress scheme in Scotland, scheme administration issues, and views on financial redress as part of a package of wider reparations for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

  110. Financial redress for historical child abuse: consultation summary

    This consultation seeks views on the detailed design of a statutory financial redress scheme in Scotland, scheme administration issues, and views on financial redress as part of a package of wider reparations for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

  111. Child trafficking guardians: consultation

    A consultation on the implementation of Section 11 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: the appointment and role of independent child trafficking guardians.

  112. Update on Advance Payment Scheme

    Payments made to survivors of abuse in care over 70.

  113. Protection of vulnerable groups and the disclosure of criminal information: our response to consultation

    Scottish Government response to the consultation report on the Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Disclosure of Criminal Information.

  114. Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the new Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill.

  115. Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for the new Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill.

  116. Improving the health response to child sexual abuse

    Consultation on Scotland’s first clinical pathway. 

  117. Redress for historical abuse survivors

    Advance payment scheme opens.

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. Beyond survival: resource for organisations working with child abuse survivors

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

  121. 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.

  122. Timescale for child abuse inquiry extended

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

  123. 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.

  124. 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.

  125. Review of disclosure law

    Changes proposed for those working with vulnerable people.

  126. 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.

  127. Meeting the needs of young people

    Improved rights for children with additional support needs.

  128. Named person panel

    Independent advice on information sharing.

  129. Legal milestone for child abuse victims

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

  130. Ministers visit Icelandic children's house

    Promoting child-friendly justice.

  131. Protecting children from abuse

    New report shows gaps in support

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. Significant Case Review

    Review into death of Liam Fee

  135. Civil action in child abuse cases

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

  136. Protecting children online

    National action plan on internet safety.

  137. 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.

  138. 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.

  139. Named Person service

    Legislation planned to support children and their families.

  140. New law to protect children

    Emotional abuse and neglect will be a criminal offence.

  141. Child Protection Improvement Programme report

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

  142. 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.

  143. Child abuse inquiry

    Glenn Houston resigns from panel

  144. Removing time-bar from civil actions against child abuse

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

  145. 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.

  146. 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.

  147. 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.

  148. 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'.

  149. Children's advocacy guidance

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

  150. 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.

  151. National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2014

    This guidance has been superseded by the 2021 version https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-guidance-child-protection-scotland-2021/ .

  152. 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.

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