Policies and Guidance

Practice Standards and Performance Monitoring

Under the provisions of The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, Scottish Ministers must monitor the performance of members of the Safeguarders Panel.

The monitoring of Safeguarders and the service provided will be directly linked to Practice Standards for Safeguarders:

Practice Standards for Safeguarders

 Practice Notes are developed alongside Safeguarders to supplement the Practice Standards and we hope these will be helpful in clarifying the areas of practice covered:

Practice Note on Court

Practice Note on Reports

Practice Note on The Role of the Safeguarder

 Safeguarder performance is currently measured against the 2012 regulations. Elements of the Performance Support & Monitoring Framework are currently being implemented:

Performance Support & Monitoring Framework

 Report sampling is an element of the Performance Support & Monitoring Framework. Further information on this is available in the following documents:

Information for Safeguarders on Report Sampling

Report Sampling Assessment - Quick Guide 

Report Sampling - Assessment Tool