The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (delayed)

The Bill was unanimously passed by the Parliament but the UK Supreme Court judgment on UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill found  the provisions referred by the UK Law Officers to be outwith the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament. While the judgment means that the Bill could not receive Royal Assent in its current form, the majority of work in relation to implementation of the UNCRC can proceed and is continuing.

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland

This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

National guidance for child protection committees undertaking learning reviews 

Guidance to support child protection committees to reflect, learn and improve child protection systems and practice when a child or young person dies, is significantly harmed, or was at risk of death or significant harm or where effective practice has prevented harm or risk of harm