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Tackling Child Neglect in Scotland

Follow-up survey 2016

On 25 February 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, made a statement to Parliament announcing a programme of action on child protection. Scottish Government committed to reviewing policy, practice, services and structures of the current child protection system to identify what works well and what could be improved. The focus of the Programme is on processes and systems that underpin child protection in Scotland and tackling child neglect was identified as a high priority.This 2016 survey was commissioned by Scottish Government to inform the Child Protection Improvement Programme and the Neglect Improvement Pilot lead by CELCIS in three local authority areas. The survey was developed in partnership with the Neglect Subgroup of Child Protection Committees Scotland.