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Progress report: “Safeguarding Scotland's vulnerable children from child abuse” (The “Brock Report”) and National Action Plan to tackle child sexual exploitation

In August 2014, the former Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mike Russell MSP commissioned the Chief Executive of Children in Scotland, Jackie Brock, to review Scotland’s approach to child protection. The Brock report “Safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children from child abuse” was published on 11 November 2014. Following publication Mr Russell acted decisively, accepting all of its recommendations in full. This note provides a report on the progress being made to ensure that all the Brock recommendations are met.The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is a priority for the Scottish Government and an issue it takes extremely seriously. Scottish Government Ministers across a range of portfolios work continuously and proactively with law enforcement, children’s charities, Parliament and others to protect children from abuse and target those who attempt to prey on them.