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National Publications

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014

National Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland 2015-16

National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development in Scotland 2012

National Risk Framework 2012
The document is a national risk assessment 'toolkit' for child protection to support practitioners in identifying and acting on child protection risks in children and young people.

Getting Our Priorities Right 2013-09-12
Updated good practice guidance for all agencies and practitioners working with children, young people and families affected by problematic alcohol and/or drug use.

National Guidance on Underage Sexual Activity

National Guidance for CPCs conducting a Significant Case Review

Safeguarding children in Scotland who may have been trafficked

Protecting Children - A Shared Responsibility

Protecting Children and Young People - The Charter

Children's Hearing (Scotland) Act 2011

Children (Scotland) Act 1995

The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (includes kinship care arrangements)

Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 (includes age of consent to sexual activity)

Hidden Harm

Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)

Safeguarding Children who may have been trafficked

pdf icon Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs & Groups Inquiry Interim Report 2012 [2Mb]

CSE The Signs - this link enables you to print posters & leaflets for this campaign

Understanding Forced Marriage in Scotland (Published January 2017)

Child sexual exploitation - A Guide for Health Practitioners
The guide aims to ensure practitioners are alert to this form of complex child abuse; help practitioners spot the signs that a child or young person may be at risk of, or be experiencing child sexual exploitation; emphasise that child sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse, and requires a child protection response; outline the responsibilities of health practitioners to take action in line with local NHS Board and Child Protection Committee Child Protection; procedures, including sharing information.

Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Scotland - Multi-Agency Guidance (Published November 2017)


Speak to someone

Social Care Direct:
0141 287 0555
Request a Children's Service

101 - non emergency
999 - in an emergency 

Scottish Children's Reporters Administration:
0131 244 2100

Child Line:
0800 11 11

Glasgow & Partners Emergency Social Work Service:
0300 343 1505

What does it mean ...?

Is there a word you don't understand? Then use our  a-z glossary for help.

See our A-Z Glossary

Significant Case Review

Significant Case Review Protocol, Guidance Notes and published documents can be found here



Public Protection Newsletters can be found here.