The Scottish Executive has appointed a team of experts from
social work, health, police and education services to help drive
forward its three-year programme to improve child protection
systems in Scotland.
Over the next six months, the group of six will review the role
and remit of Child Protection Committees. It will produce proposals
to ensure that all agencies are jointly involved in inspecting the
provision of services for vulnerable children and to break down the
barriers between professional groups.
The team, which includes a senior social worker and area service
manager, will also develop a Children’s Charter setting out
what children should have the right to expect. They will also
develop national standards for child protection to be applied
across all agencies.