The consultation process on the best way to improve the
protection of young people in Scotland will begin today.
As part of the child protection review, set up earlier this
year, it aims to reduce the number of children abused and neglected
in the country, and to improve children’s services.
Nicol Stephen, deputy education minister, said: “No child should
ever fall through the protection gap because professionals fail to
work closely together. It is vital that we do more than just talk
about joined up working – we must act.”
A consultation letter is to be issued shortly to an extensive
range of organisations and individuals associated with child
protection, in a bid to gather views and ideas.