National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland: Consultation

Date: 1st June 2010
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Children with disabilities, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care
Author: Scottish Government

The revised National Guidance on Child Protection reflects this changed and changing landscape; and also the Scottish Government's distinctive and strong commitment to working in partnership with practitioners across the child protection sector to best support local practice at national level.

It aims to provide a national framework for services and local inter-agency forums such as Chief Officer Groups and Child Protection Committees to develop further in their local multi-agency protocols, training plans and procedures. The guidance also aims to serve as a useful resource for practitioners on particular areas of practice and signposts where additional information can be found.