Scottish Ministers issued for consultation 23 proposals for the reform of children’s services and invited all those with an interest to let us know what they thought.
This report represents the plan implemented by the Scottish Government in order to reduce the bureaucracy that gets in the way of ensuring children are protected. Children must have their needs met and, where necessary, action must be taken to protect others from children’s behaviour.
Handbook for schools and education authorities describing good practice in child protection in education and when a child goes missing from education.
Document setting out the UK Government's expectations for the Early Years Single Funding Formula in England and providing guidance on how the formula should be designed and implemented by local authorities.
Set of resources providing clear guidance for practitioners on when and how they may share information legally and professionally about an individual with whom they are in contact.
This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 4 - Changing Children's Services. Dr Mark Creekmore, University of Michigan talks about Accountability and practical change in child welfare.
This Practical Guidance provides a breakdown of the statutory requirements, rights and duties of child care organisations set out by the Protection of Children Act 1999.
This Act is the first step towards the establishment of a framework of a coherent cross-sector scheme for identifying those people considered to be unsuitable to work with children through the Protection of Children Act List. The legislation is intended to ensure that when such people have been identified, they are prevented from gaining access to children through their work.
Earlier intervention is a cornerstone of government policy on supporting children and families with additional needs. This review and scoping study was commissioned to provide a more in-depth understanding of what is meant by ‘earlier intervention’ (defined as intervening early in the life course of a problem, or with a population at risk of identifying that problem, but not necessarily early in life).
Website of the Daycare Trust, a campaigning organisation working to promote and achieve good quality, affordable childcare for all.
This paper focuses on the services provided to young children (from pre-birth to 5) and their families.
It sets out a framework which draws together existing policies from across the Scottish Executive in this area – whether that is promoting childcare, health visitor support, preschool education or broader support for parenting skills.
It seeks to promote greater coherence between these executive policies to give better support to joined-up delivery on the ground.
The Key Capabilities (KC) in Child Care and Protection are designed to allow students within social work degree programmes to map their specific learning in this area whilst achieving the more generic Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE). The KCs further allow social work students to evidence their learning in child care and protection by their progress being assessed at the mid and end points of the programme.