The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2010

Date: 13th December 2010
Category: Basic Health and Welfare

New national guidance to help social workers, police, health professionals and others better protect Scotland's most vulnerable children has been launched.

It follows a comprehensive review and consultation on the child protection procedures used throughout Scotland and replaces previous guidance dating back to 1998.

It covers new areas of practice such as keeping children safe online and child trafficking and is based on the principles of Getting it Right for Every Child, the Scottish Government's approach to ensuring children get earlier, effective and integrated support from all agencies to prevent problems escalating.