Child neglect in Scotland
Review of child neglect in Scotland
Neglect is damaging to children in the short and long
term. and is associated
with some of the poorest outcomes
This review, funded by the Scottish Government, 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
- How good are we at recognising children who are at
- How well are we helping children at risk?
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'What makes happy, healthy children? Are we neglecting to care?
An independent inquiry, being held by Action for Children with
support from the Scottish Government'
To help inform discussions on how best to tackle neglect in
Scotland, Action for Children is delighted to be hosting an
independent inquiry as part of the charity's work on child
What does the inquiry aim to achieve?
An informed discussion on the key issues relating to child
neglect, and specifically consider:
- What makes happy, healthy children?
- How many children in Scotland are not getting the best
start in life?
- What could we be doing better?
- What needs to be done differently?
What will the inquiry involve?
- Be chaired by Richard Holloway
- Include an opening address from Aileen Campbell MSP,
Minister for Children and Young People
- See an expert panel hear evidence from policy makers,
agencies involved in service delivery and young
- Be presented initial findings from research into
neglected funded by the Scottish Government, which builds upon Child
neglect in 2011
How can you get involved?
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