The Scottish review builds on the first review in a series of UK wide reviews of child neglect undertaken by Action for Children in partnership with the University of Stirling and addresses three questions:
? How many children are currently experiencing neglect in Scotland?
? How good are we at recognising children who are at risk of, or are experiencing neglect?
? How well are we helping children at risk of, or currently experiencing neglect?
Evidence was gathered evidence by:
? collation of published statistics and a review of policy developments
? analysis of findings from survey questionnaires distributed to all Child Protection Committee Lead Officers in Scotland, with a return rate of over
? analysis of findings from telephone interviews with a small number of voluntary sector representatives
? summary of discussions from 15 multi-agency focus groups with practitioners and managers in six areas of Scotland including an urban, rural and island mix
? further consideration of a UK-wide poll undertaken by YouGov in 2011, which asked a range of questions about child neglect of 2,062 adults in
the general public and 2,174 professionals.