Independent schools in Scotland have been urged to set up their
own child protection procedures.
The first guidance of its type in Britain has been drawn up by
Kathleen Marshall, the former director of the Scottish Child Law
Centre, at the request of the Scottish Council of Independent
It calls for a senior member of staff to be responsible for
co-ordinating child protection and for staff, parents and pupils to
be made aware of the procedures.
Under the Children (Scotland) Act managers of independent
boarding schools will have a duty to safeguard and promote the
welfare of their pupils.