Child Protection

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

More Haste Less Speed? An Evaluation of the Fast Track Children's Hearings System

This podcast is part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series. In this podcast Professor Malcolm Hill talks about the fast track children's hearings system.

Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 is intended to enable the delivery of public services which better meet the expectations of those who pay for and use them.

The Act contains provisions in relation to Best Value within local authorities; local authority trading powers; the Community Planning process; the promotion and improvement of well-being; and certain miscellaneous provisions concerned with local government.

Child protection statistics for the year ended 31 March 2001

This news release provides statistical data on children involved in referral; the child protection register; inquiries and case conferences in Scotland for the year ending 31 March 2001. Statistical tables are also included.

Human Rights Act 1998

This Act brings the rights and freedoms of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK jurisdiction.

Modern childhood: the image of the child in our society - the seventh Kilbrandon lecture

This resource is the seventh in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. This lecture examines modern childhood and the image of the child in society.

Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

The primary policy objective of this Act is to improve the protection given to children and young people from those who would wish to cause them sexual harm, or exploit them for sexual purposes. The Act also aims to improve the protection given to adults and children alike from those convicted of sexual offences who still pose a risk of sexual harm.

Children's hearing system: primary teaching pack

These materials are intended to support teachers and pupils through their learning about the Children’s Hearings system.

Disabled children and childcare (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at the widening wealth gap under the Labour Government. More than half of families with disabled children live on the margins of poverty; just 16 percent of mothers with disabled children work, compared with 61 percent of other mothers; and childminders and nurseries geared to providing facilities for disabled children are scarce. With the Government setting targets to tackle child poverty,

The pariah profession (Radio 4 news and current affairs)

In a series of three documentaries for Radio 4, Jenny Cuffe reports from the frontline of social work, witnessing some of the dramatic and intractable human problems social workers are called on to deal with, as well as the moments of success and black comedy.

The first episode looks at the new staff recruited to work in the London Borough of Haringey where Victoria Climbie was murdered.

The second programme discusses some to of the mental health issues social workers face.

Richard Pelzer (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at living with an abusive mother. In 2001, Dave Pelzer wrote about the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother during his childhood, and how she encouraged his brothers to treat him as 'the family slave'. One brother in particular stood out. Now, that brother has written his own version of events.

Jenni Murray talks to Richard Pelzer about his role as his mother's main collaborator and how, when Dave was taken away, he fell from favour and found himself on the receiving end of the abuse.