Child Protection Improvement Programme
Child Protection Improvement Programme – Update #4
The Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald MSP today addressed parliament on the Child Protection Improvement Programme. This statement followed a year of work on the programme since it was formally announced to Parliament on 25th February 2016 by Angela Constance, then Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.
The statement and Q & A session that followed can be found in full here.
This statement coincided with the publication of two reports: the Scottish Government’s Child Protection Improvement Programme Report on its nine key areas of work and the Systems Review Reports Protecting Scotland’s Children and Young People: It is Still Everyone’s Job produced by its independent chair, Catherine Dyer.
During the statement, Mr McDonald referenced these reports, outlined some of the key findings and recommendations contained as well as the steps that will be taken to implement these.