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Parent pack for child body confidence launched, 22/06/12 [E/NI/S/W]
The Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone, has backed a new guide for parents that aims to help them educate children about how the media alter images and the impact this can have on self esteem.

Plan for Allied Health Professionals, 21/06/12 [S]
A national delivery plan to maximise the contribution and effectiveness Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) have on the health and social care services has been launched.

Common Core of Skills, Knowledge & Understanding and Values for the "Children's Workforce" in Scotland, 18/06/12 [S]
The Scottish Government has published information on the skills, knowledge & understanding and values that every worker should demonstrate if they work with children, young people and families in Scotland.

A Right to Speak: Supporting Individuals who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication, 12/06/12 [S]
The Scottish Government has published guidance to be used by people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), their familiies, strategic and operational heads within health boards, local authority social work and education departments and the voluntary sector.

Charter of Patient Rights & Responsibilities, 02/04/12 [S]
The Scottish Government has published this Charter,introduced by the Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011, which requires Ministers to publish a Charter setting out a summary of the rights and responsibilities of patients and other relevant people.

New guidelines to help industry promote internet safety, 07/02/12 [E/NI/S/W]
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety has launched new guidelines for organisations and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to make sure parents and children get quality and consistent messages about internet safety.

Responding to Forced Marriage: Multi-Agency Practice Guidlines, 23/12/11 [S]
The Scottish Government has published multi-agency guidelines for practioners supporting people affected by forced marriage.

Guidance on Joint Investigative Interviewing of Child Witnesses in Scotland, 19/12/11 [S]
The Scottish Government have published good practice guidance for police officers and social workers who are carrying out joint investigative interviews with child witnesses.

Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked, 21/10/11 [E/NI/S/W]
The Home Office and the Department of Education have published updated guidance on child trafficking in the UK.

Assisting Young People aged 16 and 17 in Court, 28/09/11 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a toolkit for Local Authorities, the Judiciary, Court Staff, Police, Crown office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Service Providers on assisting young people in court.