child protection services
This is the second report submitted to the Scottish Executive in line with the Guidance for Child Protection Committees published in January 2005. It is a review of key policy and work over the past year.
Booklet informing foster carers and their families about what happens if an allegation of abuse or neglect is made against them, or about other situations where serious concerns are raised about their practice or standards of care.
This online guide suggests some simple steps that can be taken to make children safer, and to understand better how and why people sexually abuse children and how we can stop them.
It includes information on: who are the abusers?, how do abusers control children?, how do abusers keep children from telling?, what makes children vulnerable? and leaving children in the care of others; hints and tips; talking with your children; children out and about; and what to do if you suspect abuse.
The aim of this workshop is to dispel the fears of people who are relatively new to child protection issues, and those who feel it is a muddy area of legislation and uncomfortable procedures for themselves and the children and young people they work with.
The beauty of this workshop is it can be used for introduction to child protection issues or to update existing knowledge or beliefs. The exercise lasts between 1 to 3 hours and is suitable for groups of 3 to 20.
Report that is based on detailed analysis of calls to ChildLine about loneliness from April 2008 to March 2009.
This guidance sets out how organisations and individuals - including police, teachers, social workers and health workers - should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people from sexual exploitation.
It aims to help agencies to: develop local preventive strategies; identify those at risk of being sexually exploited, to safeguard those who are being sexually exploited; and to identify and prosecute perpetrators. A chapter on the roles and responsibilities of agencies is included.
Scottish Government document providing guidance to all professionals and volunteers working or in contact with children suspected of being trafficked and intended to supplement local interagency child protection procedures.
Document offering information and advice on the nature of child abuse and how to recognise and prevent it. It highlights the signs to look out for in children and what to do if child abuse is suspected.
This podcast presents Professor Andrew Cooper of the Tavistock Clinic, talking about childcare social work, emotional dynamics and modern organisations.
This podcast is part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series. In this podcast Dr. Pam Green Lister talks about interagency child protection work.