Scottish Government

The Scottish Government regularly produces toolkits and resources aimed at supporting professionals working the the care and social work sectors. This page is currently being developed.

Child Protection and Disability Toolkit

Developed by the Scottish Government and WithScotland, the Child Protection and Disability Toolkit is aimed at professionals working with disabled children and young people. It includes information on research, a set of training resources and good practice guidance to supplement the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland.

It also contains 'myth busters', caes studies and a DVD in which disabled parents share their experiences.

 

National Risk Framework to Support the Assessment of Children and Young People

The National Risk Framework to Support the Assessment of Children and Young People and accompanying tools are aimed at supporting and assisting practitioners in indentifying, assessing, analysing and managing risk.

The guidance draws on current research, theory and practice knowledge and is designed to be used in conjunction with Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC).

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Toolkit

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Toolkit provides information and tools to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FSAD). Materials in the toolkit include fact sheets on FSAD and ideas for raising awareness through local events or staff training.

 

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)

There are a number of resources available on supporting the implementation of GIRFEC. This includes guidance, access to Lanarkshire's toolkit and evaluations and reviews that have taken place.  

The Scottish Government have also developed a GIRFEC Information and Communications Toolkit as part of their commitment to support and equip partners and front line practitioners with the necessary training, guidance and information tools to aid learning and support engagement with children, young people and parents in relation to GIRFEC and the duties as set out in the Act. 

The Scottish Government has developed an Information and Communications toolkit containing training, guidance and information tools to aid learning and support angagement with children, young people and parents. The information and toolkit can be downloaded from the GIRFEC Knowledge Hub group. Please note to access this information, you need be to registered with the Knowledge Hub

 

Health and Social Care Integration Communications Toolkit

A new communications toolkit aiming to help people from all sectors to discuss health and social care integration. The toolkit includes a brief history of integration, key supporting statistics, examples of local communications, frequently asked questions and answers and a glossary of key terms.

 

Play out of hours! A toolkit for the use of school grounds for playing out of teaching hours

A new toolkit designed to provide clear and concise information for school communities and their partners to assess the feasibility of making school grounds available for children's play out of teaching hours. The toolkit provides practical, step-by-step tools and templates for undertaking work linked to the opening of school grounds for playing out of teaching hours.

 

 

Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)

The Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) is a policy development and improvement approach used by Scottish Government officials from June 2015. It has been designed to help support Ministers in meeting their duties under Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, the ‘2014 Act’, and in relation to the Articles of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The CRWIA helps Government policy teams assess whether Scottish Government policies, measures and legislation will:

  • help make children’s rights a reality in Scotland

  • protect and promote the wellbeing of children and young people, as defined by the wellbeing indicators in the 2014 Act.

The CRWIA can be undertaken as part of a joint impact assessment (for example with an EQIA), provided that there is cross-referencing of issues relevant to each impact assessment, and that outputs are published separately.

 

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