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Cross Party Group on Children and Young People, 24/02/05 [S]

The Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People met on 24 February 2005. Chaired by Scott Barrie MSP the meeting focussed on child protection (CP). Maureen Verrall, Head of Children and Families Division, gave an update on the Scottish Executive's CP Reform Programme. This was followed by a presentation from Margaret McLeod, Youth Link Scotland.

Maureen Verrall outlined the following areas of work for the Executive's CP Reform Programme:

Phase 1

  • Produced Children's Charter

  • Produced Framework for Standards

  • Issued new guidance on CP Committees

  • Pilot integrated CP inspection

  • Implementation of the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003

  • Letters of assurance

Phase 2
  • Raising public awareness

  • Multi-disciplinary training

  • Review of child death and significant case reviews

  • Further work on embedding the Framework and Charter

The minutes from this meeting will be available after the April meeting.

Previous minutes from Cross-Party Group meetings and information on the membership of the Group are now available on the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

  1. Children and Young People Cross Party Group