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  1. news

    4 Oct 2017 00:01

    Legal milestone for child abuse victims

    End to automatic time-bar against civil actions for childhood abuse.

  2. news

    31 Aug 2017 10:27

    Ministers visit Icelandic children's house

    Promoting child-friendly justice.

  3. news

    8 Aug 2017 00:01

    Protecting children from abuse

    New report shows gaps in support

  4. publication

    21 Jul 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme: equality impact assessment record

    Record of assessments of the Child Protection Improvement Programme, testing how the programme would affect our aims for equality.

  5. publication

    21 Jul 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Assessment of how the Child Protection Improvement Programme affects the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

  6. news

    20 Jun 2017 16:00

    Significant Case Review

    Review into death of Liam Fee

  7. news

    21 Apr 2017 12:02

    Protecting children online

    National action plan on internet safety.

  8. publication

    21 Apr 2017

    Internet safety for children and young people: national action plan

    Refreshed action plan on internet safety for children and young people to ensure appropriate training, support and information is in place.

  9. guidance

    31 Mar 2017

    Child sexual exploitation: a guide for health practitioners

    Guidelines for health practitioners on identifying and responding to a child or young person who may be at risk of or affected by sexual exploitation.

  10. news

    7 Mar 2017 14:32

    Named Person service

    Legislation planned to support children and their families.

  11. report

    2 Mar 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme report

    Report on the key messages and next steps of the Child Protection Improvement Programme.

  12. news

    2 Mar 2017 14:45

    New law to protect children

    Emotional abuse and neglect will be a criminal offence.

  13. speech / ministerial statement

    2 Mar 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme: ministerial statement

    Minister for Childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald MSP delivers a speech on improving Scotland's child protection systems.

  14. speech / ministerial statement

    17 Nov 2016

    Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: update on issues, November 2016

    Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP delivers a speech to Scottish Parliament on the progress of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

  15. guidance

    25 Oct 2016

    Child sexual exploitation: definition and practitioner briefing paper

    Key considerations that should inform all professionals’ and agencies' interpretations of their responsibilities in relation to child sexual exploitation.

  16. corporate report

    12 Oct 2016

    Child protection systems review: terms of reference

    Terms of reference for our review of child protection committees, registers and case conferences, and initial and significant case reviews.

  17. corporate report

    6 Oct 2015

    National action plan to tackle child sexual exploitation: progress report

    Update on progress since the publication of both the national action plan and 'Safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children from child abuse'.

  18. advice and guidance

    18 Jun 2014

    Children's advocacy guidance

    Guidance on how to support children and young people to make informed decisions on matters which influence their lives.

  19. guidance

    19 May 2014

    National guidance for child protection in Scotland

    Provides a framework for agencies and practitioners at local level to agree processes for working together to safeguard and promote child wellbeing.