children

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at the 100,000 children under 16 living in the UK who run away from home. We hear from a woman whose twelve year old daughter persistently ran away and was frequently returned to the family home by the police. Jill Colbert from the Safe in the City project in Salford - who works with young runaways - and John Wheeler from Childline will be joining Jenni Murray to discuss the difficulties that parents of runaways can face in accessing help.

This report sets out what children themselves see as both their rights, and their responsibilities.

This Act lays down the statutory requirements and responsibilities of parents, guardians, local authorities and other bodies in the welfare and protection of children. This includes children's hearings, adoption, protection and supervision.

This information note outlines the provisions in the new Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 which aims to improve safeguards for children by preventing unsuitable people from working with them.

Bulletin investigating the quality of service provided to children and young people looked after away from home in residential services such as care homes, residential special schools and secure accommodation services with regard to their mental health and well being.

Report inquiring into why the proportion of children living in poverty has risen in a majority of the world's developed economies over the past decade. It seeks to identify the factors pushing poverty rates upwards and why some OECD countries are doing a better job than others in protecting children at risk.

This Framework builds on the good work already underway across Scotland and illustrates progress with actions in support of our shared objectives.

This progress map summary includes key research findings from a C4EO knowledge review about the diverse needs of different groups of disabled children and their families, and whether services are meeting these needs. The summary includes challenge questions which can be used as tools for strategic leaders in assessing, delivering and monitoring the ways in which the needs of disabled children from differentiated groups are met.