children

Child protection resources for anyone working to safeguard children 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.

Getting it right for children and families

The rights of children and young people are set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The Convention sets out what a child can expect from others as a result of their government’s commitment to respect their rights.

The Scottish Government has made a commitment to make sure that the UNCRC is a reality in Scotland – that children’s rights are recognised and their voices heard and listened to.

This document proposes that 'Getting it right for every child' will help make the UNCRC a reality for children and young people in Scotland.

Think child, think parent, think family: final evaluation report [SCIE report 56]

In July 2009, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) published a guide entitled Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare to help services improve their response to parents with mental health problems and their families. This document and its overall ethos are here referred to as ‘think family’. This is the final evaluation report of the project, documenting the progress made by the sites involved, and making recommendations for future activity.

Children's social work statistics Scotland, No 1: 2012

Document which is the first issue of an annual summary of statistics bulletin that brings together information from the following sources:

- Children looked after statistics, 2010-11
- Child protection statistics, 2010-11
- Secure care and close support accommodation statistics, 2010-11.

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: cost reduction

Report that examines the commission’s cost reduction plans up to March 2015. It examines the potential impact of the new child maintenance scheme on the commission’s business plans, but does not assess whether it will improve service quality.

Protecting children online: teachers' perspectives on eSafety

Report that provides an analysis of the responses to 11 questions from a bespoke NFER online teacher survey, using NFER‟s Teacher Voice Panel, that took place in January 2012.

Supporting information about the survey is also provided. The questions covered the topics of e-safety, cyberbullying, pupil use of mobile phones and social networking.

CRFR research briefings

A Centre for Research on Families and Relationships web resource containing a series of briefing papers on the subjects of parental alcohol problems, young people's views of services, children's mental health, sexual health, quality of life, domestic and other violence, relationships, and other children's and families issues.

Domestic violence, child contact and post-separation violence: issues for South Asian and African-Caribbean women and children

Devised as a qualitative study, this research was aimed at addressing the existing gap in our knowledge about contact issues where there has been domestic violence as they are experienced by two groups of women and children – South Asian and African-Caribbean.

It is intended to nuance and inform the ongoing debate about this contested area of policy and law and to ultimately promote the safety of women and children by raising issues that can help to increase the understanding and practice of the numerous professionals involved in this area.

Delivering the free entitlement to education for three- and four-year-olds

The free entitlement to education is the Department’s primary financial intervention in children’s early education. All three- and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours per week of free education, starting the term after a child’s third birthday. The scope of the entitlement has evolved since it was introduced in 1998 for all four-year-olds.