National guidance for child protection in Scotland

Since the Scottish Office guidance, Protecting Children – A Shared Responsibility, was published in 1998, the child protection landscape in Scotland has developed considerably. New legislation, new areas of practice and new approaches have shaped activity at both national and local level.

The revised national guidance on child protection reflects this changed and changing landscape. It also reflects the Scottish Government‟s distinctive and strong commitment to working in partnership with practitioners across the child protection sector to best support local practice at national level.