Protecting Children

Welcome to the Protecting Children area of the CELCIS website

We are keen to ensure that information and resources on child protection, and related areas, are accessible to support those across Scotland, and further afield, who are working to ensure that the lives of babies, children and young people are protected from abuse, harm and neglect.

It is important to us that this information is also available and accessible to young people, parents and carers, and also to those studying to work in the many professions that work together to support, prevent harm and protect Scotland’s children. 

Our aim is to provide or link to current resources, research, policy and other relevant information in a Scottish context, while also ensuring that helpful international related material is available to support the wider child protection community.

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Legislation and Policy

Overview of key child protection, legislation, policies, structures and processes in Scotland.

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Information on areas of concern and indicators of risk.

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Information Resources

Find a range of child protection information and resources.

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What's new? - Discover the latest on child protection

Consultation on a revised version of the National Guidance for Child Protection to ensure it is consistent with the legislative and policy framework and current practice developments. The current version of the National Guidance for Child Protection was published in 2014.

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On a journey with the Welsh Child Practice Review Framework

Barbara shares the learning that she gained throughout designing, applying and adapting the model in Wales, England and Jersey, and ho…

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The Welsh Child Practice Review

This briefing presents the main features of the Child Practice Review Framework developed in Wales.

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