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  1. NEWS

    21 Jun 2018 14:30

    Timescale for child abuse inquiry extended

    Inquiry given more time to ensure survivors’ voices are heard.

  2. Research publication

    01 May 2018

    Tackling child neglect in Scotland 2: rapid review of intervention literature

    A rapid review of the literature relating to programmes, approaches and interventions with children in Scotland who may be experiencing neglect, undertaken by academics at the University of Stirling.

  3. Consultation paper

    01 May 2018

    Tackling child neglect in Scotland 3: rapid review of legislation and policy

    A rapid review of legislation and policy with a particular focus on child neglect in Scotland, conducted by academics at the University of Stirling.

  4. NEWS

    25 Apr 2018 16:12

    Review of disclosure law

    Changes proposed for those working with vulnerable people.

  5. NEWS

    10 Jan 2018 08:36

    Meeting the needs of young people

    Improved rights for children with additional support needs.

  6. NEWS

    30 Nov 2017 10:14

    Named person panel

    Independent advice on information sharing.

  7. NEWS

    04 Oct 2017 00:01

    Legal milestone for child abuse victims

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

  8. NEWS

    31 Aug 2017 10:27

    Ministers visit Icelandic children's house

    Promoting child-friendly justice.

  9. NEWS

    08 Aug 2017 00:01

    Protecting children from abuse

    New report shows gaps in support

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. NEWS

    20 Jun 2017 16:00

    Significant Case Review

    Review into death of Liam Fee

  13. NEWS

    27 Apr 2017 13:15

    Civil action in child abuse cases

    Debate on removing the three year time bar to seeking justice.

  14. NEWS

    21 Apr 2017 12:02

    Protecting children online

    National action plan on internet safety.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. NEWS

    07 Mar 2017 14:32

    Named Person service

    Legislation planned to support children and their families.

  18. NEWS

    02 Mar 2017 14:45

    New law to protect children

    Emotional abuse and neglect will be a criminal offence.

  19. Report

    02 Mar 2017

    Child Protection Improvement Programme report

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

  20. speech / ministerial statement

    02 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.

  21. NEWS

    21 Feb 2017 12:43

    Child abuse inquiry

    Glenn Houston resigns from panel

  22. NEWS

    17 Nov 2016 14:40

    Removing time-bar from civil actions against child abuse

    Clarification to Inquiry remit and redress consultation as Limitation Bill lodged.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. Corporate report

    06 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'.

  27. 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.