Scottish Government guidance developed to support professionals in identifying, assessing and providing appropriate support for children who may have been victims of trafficking.
Scottish Government guidance to assist corporate parents in ensuring that the children in their care are safe, but at the same time have the chance to form lasting friendships. Issued under section 5(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.
This Action Plan sets out the Scottish Government's programme to deliver a healthier Scotland by helping people to sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care. The report is informed by the response to the consultation on Better health, better care: a discussion document (August 2007).
Scottish Government report on what needs to be in place to provide a truly child-centred response and approach to the provision of foster and kinship care.
It then considers what improvements are needed in the support provided to carers that will in turn enhance the quality of care provided to children.
Finally, it addresses the improvements that can be made to the quality assurance systems that govern these types of care.
The Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights (SACR) was asked by the government to organise four seminars designed to allow professional and interested parties in Scotland to gather together to discuss the United Nations Committee for the Rights of the Child recommendations.
Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Children’s Rights Officers’ Network worked with SACR in organising the events.
Scottish Government guidance to councils and their community planning partners on how to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people and care leavers, through better fulfilling their corporate parent function.
Scottish Government report examining sexual health in Scotland and the promotion of good sexual health, including a summary of sex and relationships education in schools.
National guidance for education authorities, independent schools, school staff and all others working with children in an education context in Scotland. Published in March 2003.
Scottish Government evaluation of the Reading Rich programme, a partnership between National Children's Homes Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust which aimed to introduce a 'reading rich' environment for children and young people who are looked after in residential and foster care settings in Scotland so they could benefit from reading, books and literature. It ran from 2004 to 2007.
National guidance from the Scottish Government on legislation, policies and practices to prevent and resolve homelessness. It provides practical guidance on how the legislation and related policies should be implemented.
It supports our objective that homeless people receive readily accessible services tailored to their needs.