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National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014

The Scottish Government Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Scotland, United Kingdom 1 May 2014 Policy document child and adolescent, child/youth protection

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The guidance provides a national framework within which agencies and practitioners at local level – individually and jointly – can understand and agree processes for working together to support, promote and safeguard and the wellbeing of all children. It sets out expectations for strategic planning of services to protect children and young people and highlights key responsibilities for services and organisations, both individual and shared. It also serves as a resource for practitioners on specific areas of practice and key issues in child protection. This guidance replaces the previous version of this guidance published in 2010 and “Protecting Children – A Shared Responsibility: Guidance on Inter-agency Cooperation,” which was published in 1998 and incorporates the Scottish Government guidance, “Protecting Children and Young People: Child Protection Committees (2005).”


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