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

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

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

If you have any feedback on the service provided by safeguarders, please complete the Safeguarders Panel Feedback Form.