Consultation on the revised National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland

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The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland describes the responsibilities and expectations of everyone who works with children, young people and their families in Scotland. It sets out how agencies should work together with children, young people, parents, families and communities to protect children from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The National Guidance should underpin local multi-agency child protection procedures, guidance and training.

The current version of the National Guidance was published in 2014. As a recommendation of the Child Protection Improvement Programme (2016), the guidance is being revised to ensure it is consistent with the legislative and policy framework and current practice developments.

Click here to have your say on the guidance. The consultation is open until 17 January 2021.

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