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.
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The National Safeguarding Delivery Unit became operational on 1 July 2009. This document reports on the progress made by the Unit since its establishment, and sets out the unit’s priorities for the rest of 2009-2010.
Document that accompanies the main guidance framework, providing a glossary and template record documents.
This resource guide summarises SCIE Report 19: Learning together to safeguard children: developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews. Children’s safety and welfare are key concerns in all countries, with continual efforts being made to improve child welfare and child protection services. Learning is central to these endeavours so that problems and their solutions can be identified.
ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) has found that children are being trafficked out of and into the United Kingdom for forced marriage. in the UK forced marriage is recognised as a human rights abuse and a form of domestic violence. If a child is forced into marriage then it can be considered child abuse.
In June 1998 the Government published “Speaking up for Justice”, a report of an Interdepartmental Working Group on the treatment of Vulnerable or Intimidated Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System. It proposed a coherent and integrated scheme to provide appropriate support and assistance for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses. This is a summary report of the key recommendations, legislation and implementation.
This Act lays down the statutory requirements and responsibilities of parents, guardians, local authorities and other bodies in the welfare and protection of children. This includes children's hearings, adoption, protection and supervision.
This short training scenario was originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. Sally uses drugs and is pregnant. She has a history of local authority care.
The Time Intervals Working Group was set up in 1997 to report on the processing of cases through the children’s hearings system. Following wide consultation, the first Blueprint, containing a Code of Practice and associated standards and targets, was published in March 1999. The objective was to identify and minimise areas of inconsistency, duplication and unnecessary delay at key points within the system, so that children at risk have their needs addressed effectively at an early stage.
This information note outlines the provisions in the new Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 which aims to improve safeguards for children by preventing unsuitable people from working with them.