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Analysis of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees Structures and Functions

Year: 2017
Topic: Child protection, Local authority
Author: Alexander McTier and Mihaela Manole

Analysis of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees Structures and Functions: Alignment with the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014)

The report sets out the extent to which Child Protection Committees and Chief Officers' Groups, across Scotland's 32 local authority areas, are following the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014). Drawing on questionnaire findings, the report provides detailed analysis of the membership and activities of Child Protection Committees, the membership and responsibilities of Chief Officers' Groups, child protection reporting arrangements, and the involvement of elected members. The findings support and inform the delivery of the Scottish Government's Child Protection Improvement Programme.