Clinical Pathway for Children and Young People who have disclosed sexual abuse

Date: 15th July 2019
Category: Children in situations of exploitation, Protection from abuse or neglect


Closing date 30th July 2019

Scottish Government is seeking views from people on the clinical pathway for children and young people who have disclosed sexual abuse.

The pathway is relevant for children under 16 years of age (or up to 18 years for young people with vulnerabilities and additional support needs). It outlines:

  • The definition of a child
  • Trauma-informed care
  • The legal context
  • The role of the police, social work and healthcare professionals in the process

Views are being sought with the aim of improving the pathway - to ensure that there is consistent, person centred, trauma informed healthcare and forensic  medical services and access to recovery for adults, children and young people who have been victims of rape or sexual assault in Scotland.