Information and Checklist for Violence Against Women Patnerships and Child Protection Committees

Catriona Laird / Maureen Wylie | 31 October 2012

WithScotland has produced another new resource. This latest one, entitled Information and Checklist for Violence Against Women Partnerships and Child Protection Committees  was written in October 2012, by Catriona Laird and Maureen Wylie, National Child Protection Committee Coordinators. 

It is intended to be used by Child Protection Committees and Violence Against Women Partnerships to build on good practice and develop relationships. It focuses on highlighting core messages and common areas of work and setting these within the context of national policy.  If you have any questions regarding the resource, please contact 

Download this new WithScotland resource 

WithScotland National Conference 2012 - Protecting People through Partnerships

WithScotland | 25 October 2012

Protecting People Through Partnerships’ is being held at Stirling Management Centre on October 25th and will focus on topics such as ‘Partnerships Across Scotland – What Is Community Planning’, ‘Partnerships In Practice – What Works’? and ‘Protection Across The Lifespan’. 

 Confirmed speakers for the full day event include:

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Children and Young People

Professor Brigid Daniel, University of Stirling, 

Derek Gray, Area Manager, Aberlour Child Care Trust,  

Joy Barlow, Strategic Advisor for STRADA, 

Professor James Hogg, Chair of Dundee Adult Protection Committee, 

Margaret Anderson, Chair of Social Work Services, Falkirk Council, 

David Strang, Chief Constable,  Lothian and Borders Police 

Beth Smith, Director, WithScotland.

Our conference Chair is Tom Wood, Chair of East and Midlothian Child Protection Committee and Adult Protection Committe. 

The day will also include practitioner-led workshops, focusing on developing partnerships to support the protection of children - with confirmed input from Child Protection and Adult Protection Committees as well as Violence Against Women partnerships. The workshops will also provide you with the opportunity to connect with your colleagues and exchange information and ideas.

For further information and booking details, please visit the WithScotland events listings.

WithScotland - New Education Resources for Primary and Secondary Schools

18 October 2012

WithScotland has produced a range of education resources to support the implementation of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and Curriculum for Excellence. The materials are focussed on Neglect and are intended for use during Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Collegiate Activity Time (CAT) sessions in schools. The resources include the main messages from current research, a list of on-line and print resources which support discussions about neglect and abuse of children and young people, staff development activities and relevant health and well-being experiences and outcomes. 

Download Child Abuse and Neglect (Primary Schools) resource document.

Download The Neglect and Abuse of Young People (Secondary Schools) resource document. 

Exploring the Scale and Nature of Child Sexual Exploitation in Scotland

Scottish Government | 17 October 2012

The report provides a summary of known evidence about the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland, based on existing statistics and research and workshops with practitioner experts.  

The study had three aims: to review existing research, policy and practice literature from the UK regarding the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation, and trafficking for sexual exploitation, focusing on Scotland; to review key Scottish statistics regarding the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland; and to gather preliminary and exploratory information from key professionals regarding their perceptions of the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland.

Download the report