This Act of Scottish Parliament outlines the legislation relating to vulnerable witnesses, such as children, who give evidence in either criminal or civil proceedings.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. They aim to provide high quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government.
ECPAT UK stands for End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes. This website is campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK and on its international aspects.
This website explains what Down's Syndrome is, how it affects people, and what causes it.
BBC news report on the announcement of new child protection measures following the Baby P case.
Website of Action for Sick Children (Scotland), the only charity in Scotland whose sole purpose is to represent, promote and protect the interests of all sick children, young people and their families.
This is the Children's Hearings website which provides information on the unique system of care and justice for Scotland’s children and young people. The website also contains background information on Children's Panels and users can learn what actually happens in a Hearing.
Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity which co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 300 local projects, providing over 500 refuges, helplines, outreach services and advice centres. Our work is built on almost 30 years of campaigning and developing new responses to domestic violence.
The Healthy Care Programme is funded by the Department for Education and Skills and developed by the National Children’s Bureau. It is a practical means of improving the health and well-being of looked after children and young people in line with the Department of Health Guidance Promoting the Health of Looked After Children (2002) and the Change for Children Programme.
Report looking at young people's advice needs in connection with social welfare rights questions such as housing and homelessness. It presents the available evidence and attempts to explain the implications of the evidence. It is intended as a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in or concerned with this subject.