child protection

The state of child neglect in the UK: recommendations for the UK government

Report based on the second in a series of annual reviews to gauge the scale of child neglect and monitor the effects of changes in national and local policy and practice.

Listening to fathers: men's experience of child protection in Central Scotland

Report that is the outcome of a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship undertaken by Circle’s fathers’ worker Nick Smithers and the University of Edinburgh School of Social Work. The purpose of the practitioner research project was to elicit the views of fathers who have been involved in child protection processes through their child/ren being placed in foster care or placed on the child protection register.

National risk framework to support the assessment of children and young people

Guidance that aims to support and assist practitioners at all levels in every agency, to be able to approach the task of risk identification, assessment, analysis and management with more confidence and competence.

It seeks to provide tools that, if used, support methodical and systematic approaches to not only better understanding risk and its presentation with children and families, but also enhance interventions and potential outcomes.

Core competency framework for the protection of children

Protecting children from harm is a key issue for health and social care. The publication of the Scottish Government’s revised National Child Protection Guidance (2010) seeks to take account of recent policy and practice developments and to reflect the principles, values, and National Practice Model of the Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach.

Child protection

Paper that gives a brief outline of the principles which govern the care and protection of children by public authorities, the main legislation and guidance in the area of children‟s hearings and local authority child protection systems together with some key statistics.

Protecting disabled children: thematic inspection

Thematic inspection which was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of work to protect disabled children and young people at all stages from early support to the identification of and response to child protection concerns.

It examined the actions taken to ensure the protection of disabled children and young people, identifying the key factors which promoted effective protection and the barriers to achieving this.

Meeting children's needs for care and protection

The core aim of the series was to draw together national and international knowledge and professional, policy and research expertise in relation to the management, evaluation and research of everyday multiprofessional intervention to safeguard children. It comprised two linked elements.

The first focused on the issues involved in using adminstrative data routinely collected on children safeguarded in the community to better inform planning and delivery and research.

NSPCC: research reports

A selection of published research reports, arranged by year.

Glasgow School of Social Work: publications

Small selection of the Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society publications and materials produced by, or involving, centre staff.

New learning from Serious Case Reviews: a two year report for 2009-2011

The sixth, two yearly national analysis of such reviews (from 1 April 2009 - 31 March 2011) and the fourth undertaken. It produces a number of new insights alongside the recurring messages for practice. It also adds to the cumulative research knowledge of these cases helping to identify patterns and deviations from patterns over time.