Child protection in Scotland At a glance
We're all responsible for reporting concerns about a child's welfare. Although there is no legal requirement to report, Scotland's national guidance for child protection refers to "collective responsibilities" to protect children. There are specific guidelines and procedures in place for people who work with children.
Referrals and investigations
Significant case reviews
Overchildren in were identified as needing protection from in 2016
The Scottish Government is responsible for child protection in Scotland. They set out policy, legislation and statutory guidance on how the child protection system should work.
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