Refresh on guidance for child protection

Date: 17th January 2013
Category: General measures of implementation

Beth Smith, Director of WithScotland, is chairing a steering group to update and review the Scottish Government's 'National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland'.

The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland was published in December 2010 and at the time of launching, Scottish Government gave a commitment to develop proposals to update and review this on a regular basis.

A number of possible options for a review process were discussed at the National Child Protection Committee (CPC) Chairs Forum and it was agreed that Scottish Government would convene a Steering Group to consider and agree any proposed/additions and amendments. This Steering Group is chaired by Beth Smith, Director of WithScotland.

This 'refresh' is not a full scale review but an opportunity to revisit identified areas of the Guidance to ensure it remains relevant and that the various links and publications signposted within the guidance are still appropriate. There may also be new areas for insertion.