The Child Protection Improvement Programme (CPIP)

The Child Protection Improvement Programme (CPIP) was established in February 2016.

The core objective of phase one of CPIP was to identify where recommendations for sustainable improvement could be made across the child protection landscape to keep Scotland's children safer from abuse and neglect.

The work of the independently-chaired Systems Review Group, which looked at the formal elements of the child protection system; Initial and Significant Case Reviews, Child Protection Committees and The Child Protection Register, made twelve recommendations, which can be found on page 69 of the published report 'Protecting Scotland's Children and Young People: It is Still Everyone's Job'.

These cover the thematic areas for improvement identified by the group: Leadership, Governance and Accountability; Developing a Learning Culture and Shared Values.

In tandem with the work of the Systems Review Group, eight other work streams either continued and developed improvement work underway (Child Sexual Exploitation; Child Trafficking; Internet Safety) or started the work to address recognised deficits (Neglect; Inspections; Leadership; Children's Hearings; Data and Evidence) resulting in 35 areas for action.

Driven by the National Child Protection Leadership Group, phase two of CPIP will focus on the delivery and implementation of the Systems Review recommendations as well as the 35 actions set out in the Child Protection Improvement Programme report.

CPIP at a glance

Child Protection Improvement Programme Report

CPIP at a glance