child protection services

Website of WithScotland (formerly SCCPN and MARS), a national resource for the benefit of everyone in Scotland involved in protecting children.

Assessment which represents the most up-to-date understanding of the current level of threat posed by child sexual exploitation and abuse. It takes into account information received by CEOP from industry, the public and law enforcement. This engagement with partners allows for current threats to be outlined and for the identification of areas in need of greater understanding.

Report that highlights the achievements of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre for the past year and outlines its intentions for the coming year.

Thematic assessment that explores the risk of contact child sexual offending posed by those who possess still and moving indecent images of children (‘IIOC’)

It looks at the ways in which this risk is managed by the police service and others involved in child protection and the criminal justice process.

Fact sheet that provides a brief introduction to some of the key legislation that protects children and young people in the UK. It is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal advice.

Showing a fictionalised case, Anne and Terry’s story illustrates what happened when they went to an initial child protection conference.

Using professionals in role, and actors as parents the film is realistic and engaging, and aims to help parents and practitioners to prepare to participate in a child protection conference.

Report which provides members with a comprehensive assessment of an independent review into the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Declan Hainey.

The role and involvement of social work and health services in the case has been considered and progress is reported on the implementation of a range of actions arising from the review.

Document that outlines the framework for the inspection of local authority arrangements to protect children, including the effectiveness of early identification and help for children, young people, their families and carers.

These inspections will focus on the effectiveness of the local authority’s child protection services, and the local authority’s leadership of strategic partners in their shared work to help and protect children and young people who are suffering, or likely to suffer, harm from abuse or neglect.

Paper that aims to articulate the variety of models for children’s services delivery that exist internationally and places these in the context of current UK policy and practice.

The key sections present outlines of the different policy and service provision approaches to children’s services in the UK and the top performing OECD countries. This latter group comprises the Nordic
countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), and the Netherlands. Brief reference is made to other countries, where appropriate.