Underage sexual activity: identifying child protection concerns

National guidance on meeting the needs of children and young people and identifying child protection concerns in relation to underage sexual activity.


Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009

Summary of Legislation

Part 4 - Children

Part 5 - Abuse of position of trust

Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991

Part 2.4: A person under the age of 16 years shall have legal capacity to consent on his own behalf to any surgical, medical or dental procedure or treatment where, in the opinion of a qualified medical practitioner attending him, he is capable of understanding the nature and possible consequences of the procedure or treatment.

National Guidance on Child Protection (to be consulted on in summer)

Getting it right for every child

Overview of approach

Evaluation of early implementation phases

GIRFEC practice model

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Prosecution Code

Book of Regulations: Chapter 16 - Children

General Medical Council Confidentiality Guidance 2009

0-18 years guidance: Child Protection

0-18 years guidance: Sexual Activity

Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Practice 2009

Respect and Responsibility, Strategy and Action Plan for Improving Sexual Health

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