child abuse

Hidden Harm: next steps - supporting children? Working with parents

Scottish Government publication which identifies a range of actions and initiatives to improve the way in which young people living in substance misusing households are supported and protected.

Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is very common. For most people, it is an enjoyable part of a party or going out with friends. Most people who drink do not have a drink problem. However, for some children and young people who call ChildLine, alcohol does cause problems. This can be because they are drinking too much. More commonly though, it is because someone they care about – a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend or a friend – is drinking too much. For these callers, alcohol is a problem. This is called alcohol abuse.

Hidden children: separated children at risk

Report that stresses how vital it is for the authorities to co-operate to help trafficked children get access to their rights and entitlements, as well as certainty about their immigration status, in order to move forward after escaping the exploitative situation. It aims to provide a wake-up call to teachers, social workers, third sector organisations and the police.

Safeguarding children in whom illness is induced or fabricated by carers with parenting responsibilities : supplementary guidance to 'Working Together to Safeguard Children'

This document is based on Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (Department of Health et al, 1999). Working Together sets out how all agencies and professionals should work together to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.

Proposal to develop an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse

Consultation document inviting responses to the idea of instituting an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland, in particular those who were abused in care settings.

It's everyone's job to make sure I'm alright : literature review

The aim of this review was to provide an overview of the ideas and research evidence on child abuse and child protection in order to inform the work of the child protection review team. It is predominantly a review of UK research evidence. In some areas, however, UK evidence was found to be lacking and reference has been made to research from the US, Australia and elsewhere.

Kidspeak : giving children and young people a voice on domestic violence

Report setting out the results and recommendations arising from the 'Kidspeak' project where online messageboards were created for children and young people to safely make known their views and experiences of domestic and child abuse.

Protecting children: a shared responsibility

For children to be effectively protected it is essential that everyone accepts responsibility for the welfare of children. For this to be effective within education, it means that everyone must be aware of child protection arrangements, alert to the needs of children and clear about their own contributions to the system.

Improving care in challenging times - SCIE annual review 2008/09

Annual review detailing the challenges faced by the social care sector over the past year, and highlights the issues and possible improvements to services.

Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced

This document is based on two resources: Working Together to Safeguard Children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families. Working Together sets out how all agencies and professionals should work together to safeguard and promote children’s welfare and the Assessment Framework outlines a framework for use by all those who work with children and families determining whether a child is in need under the Children Act 1989 and deciding how best to provide help.