Protecting children: a shared responsibility - guidance for health professionals in Scotland (September 1999)

This document specifically aims to provide user-friendly information for all health professionals in Scotland. It will be valuable to those who may very rarely come into contact with an abused child or children and their families. It is also an important source of advice for staff who have had more experience in this area and highlights the need for child protection training to be made available for all staff.

In addressing multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working and communications, this comprehensive guidance sets out Health Board and Trust specifications, as well as the role and responsibilities of individual health care professionals who are, or may become, involved in dealing with child abuse.

Scottish Executive Health Department
The Stationery Office