Child Protection

A collection of resources on the law, policy and practice of child protection. Includes case studies and exercises.

World Cafe conversations: protecting children

The World Café employs a particular method for co-creating understanding. This is the outline and supporting materials for a half-day introduction to child protection.

The smiths: domestic abuse and disability

There are two versions of this case study. One includes the issue of the mother's visual impairment; the other a school nurse.

In both cases the worker is concerned about the mother's bruises and the response of the children to dad.

Sex Offenders Act 1997

Act that sets out the notification requirements for sexual offenders in the UK and for those who have committed sexual offences outside the UK. Sex offenders are required to register their address or any change of address with the police.

The historical context of child abuse and protection

Brief power-point presentation that gives an overview of important points of historical reference in our understanding of and approach to children and their treatment.

It concludes with reference to two important current legislative and policy contexts – the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and The Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

Child protection statistics for the year ended 31 March 2002

News release which provides statistical data on children involved in referral; the child protection register; inquiries and case conferences in Scotland for the year ending 31 March 2002. Statistical tables are also included.

National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: interim progress report and work programme 2009-2010

The National Safeguarding Delivery Unit became operational on 1 July 2009. This document reports on the progress made by the Unit since its establishment, and sets out the unit’s priorities for the rest of 2009-2010.

A partnership for a better Scotland

Joint statement by the leaders of the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats for the improvement and development of public services in the areas of education; justice; enterprise; transport and health in the joint new government from May 2003.

Guidance on contracting for services in the light of the Human Rights Act 1998

This resource provides guidance where a provider that is not a public authority provides a service to the public under contract to a public authority. That service needs to be provided in a way that takes account of the content of the Human Rights Act 1998. Providing a service in line with the Human Rights Act will assist in the provision of an optimized service. Not to do so may expose the public authority to legal liability and, furthermore, may infringe the legal rights of service users.

Children (Scotland) Act 1995

This Act lays down the statutory requirements and responsibilities of parents, guardians, local authorities and other bodies in the welfare and protection of children. This includes children's hearings, adoption, protection and supervision.