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.

Appendix C: Legislation – list of other relevant legislation

This appendix supplements the section on overarching legislation in Part 1.


United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation)(Scotland) Bill (passed 16 March 2021 and due to come into force six months after Royal Assent)

Legislation defining certain offences against children

Legislation on managing adults who may pose a risk to children

Legislation on criminal proceedings and witness supports

Additional legislation

Emergency legislation under regular review

Proposed legislation currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament



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