National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021

Year: 2021
Topic: Active implementation
Author: The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government published new National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021.

Replacing the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, last published in 2014, this revised guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations of everyone who works with, or comes into contact with, children and young people, families and carers in Scotland. It sets out how agencies should work together with children and young people, families, carers and communities to protect children and young people from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Bringing together a range of materials, research evidence, guidance and training, the guidance is a practical resource to help leaders responsible for child protection and their colleagues to create the readiness, planning, and design to enhance and implement new ways for agencies to work together.

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