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 B: Acronyms

ACR: Age of criminal responsibility

CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CARM: Care and Risk Management

CCE: Child criminal exploitation

CELCIS: Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection

CHS: Children's Hearings Scotland

CICA: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

CPO: Child protection order

COG: Chief Officers Group

CSA: Child sexual abuse

CPC: Child Protection Committee

CPCC: Child Protection Committee Chairs

COPFS: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

COSLA: Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

CSO: Compulsory Supervision Order

CYCJ: Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice

CPPM: Child Protection Planning Meeting

CSE: Child sexual exploitation

CSWO: Chief Social Work Officer

ECHR: European Convention on Human Rights

EHRC: Equality and Human Rights Commission

FASD: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

FGC/FGDM: Family Group Conferencing/Family Group Decision Making

FGM: Female genital mutilation

FII: Fabricated or induced Illness

FNP: Family Nurse Partnership

GIRFEC: Getting it right for every child

HBA: Honour-based abuse

HIS: Healthcare Improvement Scotland

HMICS: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland

ICR: Independent Care Review

IRD: Inter-agency referral discussion

JII: Joint Investigative Interview

JPFE: Joint Paediatric Forensic Examination

PRR: Parental responsibilities and rights

LAAC: Looked after and accommodated child

NES: NHS Education Scotland

MAPPA: Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

MARAC: Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences

MATAC: Multi-Agency Tasking and Co-ordination

RMA: Risk Management Authority

RSHO: Risk of Sexual Harm Orders

SID: Sudden Infant Death

SCRA: Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

SCLD: Scottish Commission for Learning Disability

SHANARRI: Getting it right for every child wellbeing indicators – safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible, included.

SOS: Signs of Safety

SPS: Scottish Prison Service

SUDI: Sudden unexpected death in infancy

TEPOs: Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Orders

TEROs: Trafficking and Exploitation Risk Orders

UASC: Unaccompanied asylum-seeking child

UNCRC: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

VAWG: Violence against women and girls

VISOR: Violent and Sex Offender Register



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