Government guidance and publications
Publications and guidance documents from the Scottish Government which have helped shape good practice.
GIRFEC is about providing a consistent, supportive approach for all Scotland's children and their families. It also looks at eight 'well being' indicators for for children and young people. A helpful leaflet gives you more information on how GIRFEC works in practice.
This guidance is for anyone who could be faced with child protection issues, including sports organisations and clubs.
This document presents the findings and recommendations of a review of child protection practice which was carried out across Scotland.
This document sets out what children and young people need and expect to help protect them.
This translates the commitments made to children in the Charter into practice by making clear what children and their families can expect from those professionals and agencies responsible for the protection of children.
Sample questions for parents/carers to ask when they are considering sending their child sports clubs or activity groups.
Following the Scottish Government's vote to enact the Limitation (Child Abuse) (Scotland) Bill 2017, a briefing paper has been produced, which includes a frequently asked questions page for reference.
We would encourage all sports organisations to make sure they are familiar with the new legislation, ensuring that existing policies and practice are updated to take the Bill into account.
For further information and publications on Child Protection can be found on the Scottish Government's website.