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News release which provides statistical data on children involved in referral; the child protection register; inquiries and case conferences in Scotland for the year ending 31 March 2002. Statistical tables are also included.

The Child Protection Review Team of the Scottish Executive Department commissioned MORI Scotland to conduct a programme of research. The overall aim of this research was to assess levels of public knowledge and understanding of the current child protection processes and within this, look at expectations that the public have about the role of the individual, community and public agency in child protection and the degree to which each should take responsibility or become involved.

This review, commissioned by the government, is the first of an ongoing series of national overview studies of Serious Case Reviews. Its aim was simple - to draw out the key findings of a sample of such case reviews, and their implications for policy and practice.

Nine local authority led partnerships have been selected as phase 1 of the Common Assessment Framework for Adults (CAF) Demonstrator Site Programme. The programme aims to develop and test improved information sharing across health, social care and wider community support services.

This is the fourth of four volumes of comprehensive guidance on the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. The Regulations, Directions and Guidance which are included in this and the other volumes are designed to provide guidance on the implementation of Parts II, III and IV of the Act. Volume 4 contains a bibliography of relevant legislation and circulars; references relevant to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 as a whole; and references which relate to individual parts of the Regulations and Guidance. Also included is a complete index to all four volumes.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Lothian and Borders area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Northern Community area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the North Strathclyde area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the South West Scotland area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Fife and Forth Valley area.