Child Protection Guidance updated for Scotland

14th September 2021


The Child Protection Scottish guidance has now been updated to reflect legislation changes and to incorporate current best practice from the seven years since the previous publication.

Principles for child protection and specific responsibilities of professional roles are included in the guidance, along with a new accompanying Practice Insights document. The new guidance strengthens the focus on children’s rights and highlights the importance of the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIFREC) policy. The guidance is for all practitioners and recognises that community pharmacy teams have an important role in identifying and raising concerns for children at risk of significant harm.

Read the new guidance at here.

More information on GIFREC here.