The Scottish Government Response to the 'Consultation on the Draft Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 & 18 (Section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014'

Government response to the analysis report of the responses to the guidance consultation, including an update on current work around engagement and implementation progress and next steps on the run up to commencement of the provisions in August 2016.

Annex A

Practice Materials

In response to the feedback from the consultation, practice materials are being developed in co-production with Community Planning Partnerships, professional sectors and third sector organisations. They will be available nationally and locally to support the statutory guidance.

Practice Material Action Output Timescale for Completion
Monitoring readiness for implementation Work with CPPs to identify processes Touch point checklists for strategic managers and practitioners Completed May 2015

Available on the Knowledge Hub
Supporting the role of the third sector Alliance / third sector National GIRFEC Project Touch point checklist September 2015

Available on the Knowledge Hub
Supporting links with Youth Justice processes Pilot programme in East Ayrshire Examine good practice in Falkirk Work plan based on Touch point checklist approach Pilot started September 2015
Continuity of Named Person Service Survey of arrangements summer 2015 - sent to Local Authorities and Independent Schools Practice Note developed from survey results October 2015
Provision of post-school Named Person Service Work with practitioner group from CPP Flowcharts,
Touch point checklist, and Q&A
November 2015
Tips for local sports organisations and small voluntary orgs on engaging with the Named Persons Safeguarding on Sport and Sport governing bodies Short Practice Note for Knowledge Hub November 2015
Named Person Service for Gypsy / Traveller children Work with Fife CPP and Article 12 Practice Note and Article 12 materials December 2015
Signposting for Named Persons on bullying Working with RespectMe Short Practice Note for Knowledge Hub December 2015
Signposting for Named Persons on Young Carers Working with Aberlour and Edinburgh Young Carers; will link with SG policy colleagues Practice Note for Named Person December 2015
Children's Rights, child's voice, seeking the views of the child third sector focus group to begin discussions Practice note Spring 2016
Wellbeing needs and considering factors leading to the Requirement for a Child's Plan Work with stakeholders Practice notes Spring 2016
Links with existing Child Protection processes Liaison with Child Protection Committee Chairs' Forum and Child Protection GIRFEC Group / Social Work Scotland Children and Families Standing Committee Practice Notes Spring 2016
Links with existing Children's Hearings processes Liaison with Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership GIRFEC working group Practice Notes Spring 2016
Links with Additional Support for Learning processes - pupil planning leading to a Child's Plan Additional Support for Learning Officers working group Practice Notes Spring 2016
Links with Self-Directed Support processes Liaison with Self-Directed Support policy leads Practice Note Spring 2016
Complaints about Parts 4 and/or 5 Public consultation on options (4 September - 30 October) Practice Notes and a range of communication examples for a range of stakeholders Spring 2016


Email: Carole Campariol-Scott

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