child protection services

Details the case of Child D, who was just under three weeks old, and was admitted to hospital with multiple serious injuries in October 2012. Medical advice was that these injuries had been inflicted. Child D’s mother, Ms E, a woman in her early twenties, was arrested.

Following publication of the serious case review into the death of Daniel Pelka, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families wrote to the Chair of Coventry Safeguarding Children Board on 16th September 2013 requesting a deeper analysis of the reasons why practice failures had occurred.

Report that provides a high level overview of the findings of the second programme of joint inspections of child protection services carried out across all 32 council areas in Scotland between August 2009 and March 2012.

These findings, taken in context and set against the findings of the first programme, highlight progress made across Scotland since Ministers first asked for scrutiny dedicated to improving outcomes for children in need of protection.

Report that sets out clear evidence to show that strengthening access to advocacy can significantly improve the experience and safeguarding of children within the child protection system. It also shows that the lack of a clear legislative driver for advocacy in child protection means that the child’s voice is often not heard and effectively represented, potentially leaving them at risk.

The Early Years Collaborative was launched on 1 October 2012 at a multi-sector event hosted by Ministers, the Chief Medical Officer and COSLA as chairs of the Early Years Taskforce. Its objective is to accelerate the conversion of the high level principles set out in GIRFEC and the Early Years Framework into practical action.

This resource provides general information on the collaborative, as well as the latest updates.

Protecting children from harm is a key issue for health and social care. The publication of the Scottish Government’s revised National Child Protection Guidance (2010) seeks to take account of recent policy and practice developments and to reflect the principles, values, and National Practice Model of the Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach.

Paper that gives a brief outline of the principles which govern the care and protection of children by public authorities, the main legislation and guidance in the area of children‟s hearings and local authority child protection systems together with some key statistics.

Thematic inspection which was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of work to protect disabled children and young people at all stages from early support to the identification of and response to child protection concerns.

It examined the actions taken to ensure the protection of disabled children and young people, identifying the key factors which promoted effective protection and the barriers to achieving this.

The core aim of the series was to draw together national and international knowledge and professional, policy and research expertise in relation to the management, evaluation and research of everyday multiprofessional intervention to safeguard children. It comprised two linked elements.

The first focused on the issues involved in using adminstrative data routinely collected on children safeguarded in the community to better inform planning and delivery and research.