Publication - Consultation analysis

Protecting children: consultation analysis

Published: 30 Sep 2019
Directorate:
Children and Families Directorate
Part of:
Children and families, Law and order
ISBN:
9781787817340

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.

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Contents
Protecting children: consultation analysis
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. Available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-guidance-child-protection-scotland/

2. Some respondents mentioned the Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) toolkit which is currently being piloted within Scotland and mentioned this as an example of something which may assist in supporting professionals.

3. A suite of tools and interventions designed to help child welfare professionals become domestic violence-informed. See: https://safeandtogetherinstitute.com/about-us/about-the-model/

4. One legal organisation pointed out that this already forms part of judicial training which is undertaken by the Judicial Institute for Scotland.

5. Available at: https://www.scld.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Parenting-key-findings.pdf

6. Regulated work is defined under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 ("the 2007 Act") and covers a very wide range of positions, including anyone who has unsupervised contact with children by arrangement with a responsible person, anyone who teaches, instructs, trains or supervises children and anyone who provides advice or guidance to children which relates to physical or emotional well-being, education or training.


Contact

Email: child_protection@gov.scot