This fact sheet 9 was published by the Youth Justice National Development Team at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW). It provides information about section 67 (2) of the Children’s Hearings Scotland Act 2011. The grounds of referral to the Children’s Reporter are found under s67(2) of the new act. There are some similarities with the 1995 Act & 5 new grounds. The wording “close connection” is used throughout and this should be interpreted as a member of the same household or someone with significant contact with the child.
Eighth reporting of child protection and referral statistics, for the quarter ending 31 December 2011.
Guide that aims to identify the issues that commonly lead to safeguarding referrals from care homes. The underlying causes are also identified; neither are in order of prevalence.
Prevention checklists are provided to help both commissioners and providers to work towards a reduction in occurrence of these issues. There are additional links to resources.
Report that provides details of how safeguarding practices have been improved in the areas of leadership and management; recruiting, maintaining and retaining a highly competent workforce; quality assurance and performance management; referral and assessment processes and procedures; and partnership working.
It gives localised accounts of practice implementation and, where possible, evidence of outcomes.
The purpose of the research is to explore access to, and initial responses of, services for young people with potential maltreatment issues in order to: inform future policy, inform practitioners in statutory and voluntary agencies, and inform future training of practitioners working with young people.
Podcast of a talk by Robin Sen from the Glasgow School of Social Work on the subject of managing contact for children outside of parental care, and the challenges and possibilities involved.
Report assessing the performance of Sacro's Restorative Justice Diversion from Prosecution services. It identifies areas of service delivery which could be improved and asks what the key messages about the services are.
Report scrutinising Running - Other Choices, a service assisting children and young people who have run away, or been forced to leave home, and looking in particular at the development and operation of a residential refuge as part of this service.
Social Work Intervention is suitable for use once students have appreciated the basic structure and content of the legal rules, which can be applied to a case. Social Work Intervention will raise awareness of: the legal rules that create the framework for social work intervention; the different points of intervention: initial referral and screening, assessment and care planning; and review and re-assessment.
This news release provides statistical data on children involved in referral; the child protection register; inquiries and case conferences in Scotland for the year ending 31 March 2001. Statistical tables are also included.