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Tackling child abuse, 11/11/14 [S]
A major public awareness campaign to educate people on the warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) forms part of a wide ranging action plan published today aimed at safeguarding young people at risk.

Child Protection Ministerial Statement, 11/11/14 [S]
Ministerial Statement in the Scottish Parliament on 11 November 2014 from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell, on child protection.

Keeping Children Safe Written Answer, 27/10/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Christine Grahams's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government how many applications have been (a) made and (b) granted each year under the community sex offender disclosure scheme, Keeping Children Safe.

New trends in child sexual abuse offending reported by CEOP, 02/07/13 [E/NI/S/W]
CEOP's annual Threat Assessment of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (TACSEA) identifies the use of the ‘hidden internet’ and the live streaming of abuse as new ways that offender’s are sexually abusing children.

Childminders Written Answer, 27/04/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Liz Smith's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the likely financial impact on childminders of having to meet the costs of Protecting Vulnerable Groups checks from 1 April 2012.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Written Answer, 15/03/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ruth Davidson's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive what progress has been made to ensure that all people who do regulated work become members of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme and when it expects the retrospective checking of such workers to begin.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups and Self-directed Support Guidance, 22/07/11 [S]
The Scottish Government has published guidance on the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and Self-directed Support (SDS).

Disclosures Written Answer, 04/02/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Hugh O'Donnell's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive whether youth groups and clubs requiring disclosure checks will have direct access to the electronic Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme system as stated on its website and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Petitions Committee considers petitions on ill heath and Schools Consultation Act, 25/01/11 [S]
During its meeting of 25 January 2011 the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee considered new petitions on children absent from school through ill health and on the Schools Consultation (Scotland) Act.

Protection for vulnerable groups, 12/01/11 [S]
The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme will go live on February 28 2011.