child protection

Study that presents a critical, thematic analysis of recommendations from 33 of the serious case reviews (cases of child death or serious injury through abuse or neglect) completed in 2009-2010.

The central aim of the study was to consider what part recommendations can play in aiding agencies and individuals "to learn lessons to improve the way in which they work both individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children" (HM Government 2010:246).

Paper that discusses the topic of children and young people’s disclosures of abuse. It outlines what is known through research and practice about how, why, what and when children and young people are likely to disclose.

It offers suggestions for parents, family members, friends, professionals or others to help respond to children and young people at the time of disclosure and in the longer term.

The Scottish Government Children and Families Analytical Service Unit conducted a review of both the MARS and the SCCPN with a view to informing future development and sustainability.

The aims of the review were to understand the effectiveness and impact of the MARS and the SCCPN activities to date (including any influence on national policy and local practice), and the extent towhich they are perceived to be providing good value for money.

Report of a seminar entitled, The ecology of judgement in child welfare and protection. The event was held at the Univeristy of Stirling on the 19th October, 2010, and was part-funded by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) and organised by the Scottish Child Care and Protection Network (SCCPN).

Final report which sets out proposals for reform which, taken together, are intended to create the conditions that enable professionals to make the best judgments about the help to give to children, young people and families.

This involves moving from a system that has become over-bureaucratised and focused on compliance to one that values and develops professional expertise and is focused on the safety and welfare of children and young people.

Research commissioned by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and carried out by a team from the University of East Anglia, it documents children and young people’s views of the child protection system and considers how these views might contribute to improving responses to abuse and neglect.

It aimed to gather the views of children and young people living with their parents, who all had a child protection plan in place. The research comes during a period when the child protection system in England is being reviewed.

Following the successful completion of the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection (2006) developed by the University of Dundee Centre for Child Care and Protection and the Institute. The Child Care and Protection Training and Development Project aimed to track and enhance the process of embedding key capabilities across social work qualifying programmes by identifying and sharing innovative practice, and this project was concluded in 2008.

Review that considers the views and experiences of children and young people on child protection systems in Scotland. It aims to inform service delivery, communications on child protection and future potential ways to engage children and young people on this issue.

The findings of this review will form the basis for future research on gathering the views of children and young people on child protection systems in Scotland. 

Resource on the NSPCC website which provides information on various aspects of child protection in Scotland, including guidance and legislation, significant case reviews, research and statistics.

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.