child protection services

Lord Laming's report into the death of Victoria Climbie highlighted the importance of good quality staff supervision. Highlights the lack of improvement in staff supervision over the last 6 years and discusses the need for more consistent standards.

Brief power-point presentation that gives an overview of important points of historical reference in our understanding of and approach to children and their treatment.

It concludes with reference to two important current legislative and policy contexts – the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and The Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

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 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.

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.

This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 5 - Changing Children's Services. Professor Jane Aldgate, The Open University thanks about children's rights, and children development.

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.