Childrens charities new duties in Scotland for 2016

With new duties due to come into force for Scottish organisations in August 2016, under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, a checklist to help prepare has been produced.

As reported by Third Force News, the Third Sector Touchpoint guides explain the new duties and responsibilities that will be introduced, for organisations delivering primary prevention services to children, young people and families.

The guides detail how to assess the wellbeing of a child as well as identifying and recording any concerns, as well as best practice for communicating and sharing of information with the new named person service. Also details of the ‘Getting it right for every child’ (Girfec) strategy.

See the TFN article or get the guides (various pdfs) from Barnardo’s web page Third Sector Touchpoints – Getting it Right For Every Child , which also has links to other relevant material.