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Fear of the Unknown : addressing fears, myths, attitudes and values around child protection issues

The aim of this workshop is to dispel the fears of people who are relatively new to child protection issues, and those who feel it is a muddy area of legislation and uncomfortable procedures for themselves and the children and young people they work with.

The beauty of this workshop is it can be used for introduction to child protection issues or to update existing knowledge or beliefs. The exercise lasts between 1 to 3 hours and is suitable for groups of 3 to 20.

Licensing for public health

Guide produced for licensing boards and local licensing forums to help them understand what the public health principle enshrined in the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 might mean for them in practice.

Safeguarding children in Scotland who may have been trafficked

Scottish Government document providing guidance to all professionals and volunteers working or in contact with children suspected of being trafficked and intended to supplement local interagency child protection procedures.

Standards for disability information and advice provision in Scotland

Set of standards designed to help agencies and organisations in the voluntary, private and statutory sectors improve access for disabled people to the information they hold.

A new system of child maintenance

Report on a new body to replace the existing Child Support Agency and make a clean break with the past.

Guidance on the use of Family Intervention Tenancies

UK Government guidelines intended for use by social landlords when employing Family Intervention Tenancies and outlining what social landlords and other agencies involved in giving support to households involved in anti-social behaviour should consider when contemplating using Family Intervention Tenancies.

Professionalism, partnership and joined-up thinking : a research review of front-line working with children and families

This review directly addresses the practical implications of multiprofessional and multiagency working on the front line. It draws messages from a diffuse range of literature spanning organisational theories, research and practice to offer guidance to practitioners, team leaders and educators. While relating the evidence to historical, theoretical and current policy contexts, it retains a primary interest in the day-to-day experience of professionals in social care, education, health and other areas, and in trying to improve the outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

World Cafe conversations: protecting children

The World Café employs a particular method for co-creating understanding. This is the outline and supporting materials for a half-day introduction to child protection.

Guide for young people to the UN Convention on the rights of the child

Scottish Executive young people's guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some of the 54 articles of the convention are listed and explained. The information provided applies only to Scotland.