child guidance

Protecting Children and Young People: Framework for Standards

This framework for standards for child protection has been developed for children and young people, their parents, and all adults and agencies that work with children in Scotland. It is a means for translating the commitments made to children in the 'Protecting Children and Young People: The Charter' into practice.

Getting it right for every child: guidance on overnight stays for looked after and accommodated children

Scottish Government guidance to assist corporate parents in ensuring that the children in their care are safe, but at the same time have the chance to form lasting friendships. Issued under section 5(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

The developing world of the child

This resource includes new perspectives on child development and looks at children in their varied and diverse contexts. It builds vital bridges between the need to understand children's development and the ways practitioners carry out their tasks when working with children and their families.

Protecting children: a shared responsibility

National guidance for education authorities, independent schools, school staff and all others working with children in an education context in Scotland. Published in March 2003.

Assessment and support for kinship carers of looked after children

Scottish Government interim guidance to local authorities on assessing the capacity of a child's relatives as potential kinship carers for a looked after child and the support they will require.

The assessment process should help kinship carers to feel more involved and consulted and able to identify the kinds of supports they believe they need to look after the child safely and in a way that promotes the child's best interests.