Steering Group

Remit of Steering Group

The work of WithScotland is overseen by a Steering Group. The Steering Group replaces the previous MARS Steering Group and SCCPN Advisory Group and combines their respective aims and terms of reference which are:

  1. To provide strategic overview, advice and support
  2. To provide credibility and demonstrate that protecting children and adults at risk of harm is a priority for all agencies in Scotland
  3. To promote the sharing of information and understanding between agencies, bodies and stakeholders on the role and activities of WithScotland
  4. To provide a range of networks for WithScotland to access as necessary. 


Membership is mainly drawn from key stakeholders in child care and protection in Scotland, specifically Scottish Government, social work, health, police, education, child protection committees, SCRA, third sector, academia and other stakeholder organisations. In keeping with our vision of moving towards a ‘people protection’ model of delivery, membership has been extended to include Scottish Government policy team, representing Adult Support and Protection interests.