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Spotlight on topics affecting the lives of care experienced children, young people and their families

This page offers some more detailed insight into new developments and important topics for all those who care for children and young people, particularly people working in children’s services. 

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Meeting the challenge of COVID-19: Examples of frontline practice in caring for children and young people

See how children and young people across Scotland are being supported through alternative ways of working and innovative ideas to help to sustain relationships and provide services during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Physical restraint in residential child care

We are providing a platform for the voices of care experienced people and those working in residential child care to share perspectives on the challenging and complex subject of physical restraint in residential child care. This series of blog posts by no means covered all perspectives of the conversation, and more voices need to be heard.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information Point for Children's Care and Protection

This public health emergency brings great challenges for everyone, especially children in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and those who support them. We have gathered together important guidance, information and resources to help many of the people we work with.


Child sexual exploitation

The sexual exploitation of children (CSE) in Scotland is a reality that must be recognised. Here you’ll find a range of information and resources to help you identify the risks that children may face, as well as how to protect them from being harmed or exploited. 



Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

This legislation introduced significant changes that have an impact on every aspect of children’s services in Scotland and on all stages of a child’s life, from birth well into adulthood.


Implementing corporate parenting duties

Scotland’s Corporate Parenting approach requires effective implementation of the duties and responsibilities introduced. This special series of implementation notes is designed to support all those working to make Part 9 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 a reality.


Corporate parenting: what it's all about

The Corporate Parenting new duties in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 provide  a fantastic opportunity for corporate parents to improve and safeguard the wellbeing of care experienced children and young people. Here you'll learn about corporate parenting through briefings and resources.

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