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​Consultation Launch – Revision of the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland

Published: October 22, 2020

The Scottish Government is seeking your views on the revised National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland which will replace the current National Guidance published in 2014. The revision has involved consultation and collaboration with a wide range of partners to consider and reflect the range of legislative, policy and practice developments.  We would like to hear your views on the tone, level of detail and approach in the revised guidance, in particular in relation to the description of new or significant aspects, and whether there are any omissions or issues that have not been adequately addressed.

Consultation responses will be analysed and views will inform the final content of the revised National Guidance, and future developments in child protection improvement work more generally. The final revised National Guidance will be published online in spring 2021. The consultation is open now and will close on Sunday 17 January 2021.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your response, please email

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