Communication regarding Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

(a) Copies of correspondence between The Scottish Government and Social Work Scotland concerning the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act, from 25 November 2021 to 08 March 2022 - including letters, emails and circulars

(b) Copies of internal documents relating to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act from the same period, including training materials, emails, minutes from meetings, notes and memos


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

I have added headings in italics to help with the readability and have also added a few notes in italics.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why these exemptions apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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