Child protection learning and development 2024: national framework

Framework to support multi-agency learning and development relevant to child protection in Scotland. This highlights key learning for all workforces according to the level of responsibility they have for child protection.

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References and useful links

Further reading for practice development

The Impact of Early Adversity on Child Development (InBrief) (Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, 2007)

The ChildTrauma Academy - A resource (ChildTrauma Academy)

Connected Baby

Brain-Based Attachment Interventions to Transform Troubled Lives (Zoom Conference, Dan Hughes and Jon Baylin - DDP Network)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (Public Health Wales)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma (Scottish Government, 2023)

Policy, strategy and guidance

Protecting Children and Young People – The Charter (Scottish Executive, 2004)

Protecting Children and Young People: Framework for Standards (Scottish Executive, 2004)

The Early Years Framework (Scottish Government, 2009)

Equally Safe 2023 - preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls: strategy (Scottish Government, 2023)

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 - updated 2023 (Scottish Government, 2023)

Realising the Ambition: Being me (Education Scotland, 2020)

Underage sexual activity: identifying child protection concerns (Scottish Government, 2010)

Key Messages for Young People on Healthy Relationships and Consent (Scottish Government, 2010)

Rights, Respect, Recovery (Scottish Government, 2018)

National Drugs Mission Plan: 2022-2026 (Scottish Government, 2022)

Protecting children and young people: The responsibilities of all doctors (General Medical Council, 2012)

National guidance for child protection committees undertaking learning reviews (Scottish Government 2021)

Protecting children and young people: Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer responsibilities (Scottish Government, 2019)

Getting It Right For Every Child (Scottish Government)

Curriculum for Excellence (Scottish Government)

CPD, standards and quality of service provision

NHS learning and development (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)

Changing Lives: Report of the 21st Century Social Work Review (Scottish Executive, 2006)

The Standard for Childhood Practice Revised 2015 (Scottish Social Services Council, 2015)

How Well Do We Protect Children And Meet Their Needs? (Care Inspectorate, 2013)

Joint inspections of services for children and young people in need of care and protection: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2018-2020 (Care Inspectorate, 2020)

The Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland (Scottish Government (2010)

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competences for Health Care Staff (Royal College of Nursing, 2019)

Evaluation of the Impact of the Implementation of Teaching Scotland's Future (Scottish Government, 2016)

How Well Are We Improving the Lives of Children and Young People? A Guide to Evaluating Services Using Quality Indicators (Care Inspectorate, 2014)

Triennial review of initial case reviews and significant case reviews (2018-2021): Impact on practice (Care Inspectorate, 2021)

Common Core of Skills, Knowledge and Understanding and Values for the "Children's Workforce" in Scotland (Scottish Government, 2012)

Looked After Children: Roles and competencies of healthcare staff (Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2020)

Competency and Values Framework for Police Scotland (Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland, 2016)

The Framework for Continuous Learning in Social Services (Scottish Government, 2014)



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