Child protection and response to historic child abuse
Cabinet Secretary for Education, Michael Russell MSP, addressed the Scottish Parliament on 11 November 2014 in a statement on child protection and response to historic child abuse.
Full Parliamentary statement on child protection and response to historic child abuse
Official Parliamentary report of the statement
In his statement, the Cabinet Secretary announced a public awareness campaign to highlight the issue of child sexual exploitation, which will be developed alongside on-going work to identify and safeguard young people at risk. The campaign forms part of a National Action Plan on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), prepared by an expert group and the Scottish Government and presented to Parliament on 11 November 2014.
Also published on 11 November 2014 was Safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children from child abuse: A review of the Scottish system, by Jackie Brock, Chief Executive of Children In Scotland - a report commissioned by Mr Russell to review Scotland’s approach to child protection services.
Both these publications are available below: