The death of a looked after child: guidance

Revised guidance to clarify the roles and responsibilities of agencies specifically in relation to the notification requirements under regulation 6 of the 2009 Regulations on the death of looked after children.

1. Introduction

Under regulation 6, in the event of the death of a child who is looked after by them, a local authority is required to immediately notify i) the Scottish Ministers ii) the Care Inspectorate and iii) as far as is reasonably practicable, every parent of the child and every person who has any parental responsibilities or parental rights in relation to the child, except where the child is living with such a person.

This guidance sets out further details about the process to be undertaken when a looked after child dies.



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