News update: information sharing proposals dropped and named person provisions repealed
The Scottish Governement announced on the 19.9.19 that they would not be proceeding with with their proposed new law on informaiton sharing and named person provisions are to be repealed.
The Scottish Government will now develop further guidance and support for the sharing of wellbeing concerns regarding children and young people. We will keep you updated as we learn more.
Safety Concerns are raised about the ‘Tik Tok App’
Posted on: 8th November 2019
TikTok (formerly called Musical.ly) is a social media platform that lets you create, share and discover 15-second videos. You can use music and effects to enhance your videos and you can also browse other people’s videos and interact with them.
This app has recently been a focus in the news, highlighting some safety concerns about ‘users’ privacy’ etc.
Read the article from BBC News, published 7/11/19
Further information about app can be found on the NSPCC Net Aware website
CHILDREN’S HEARINGS: PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY & PARTICIPATION
Posted on: 31st October 2019
Who Cares? Scotland- Children’s Hearings: privacy, confidentiality & participation
Take control: Make your voice
Who Cares? Scotland has been commissioned by The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration to find out how privacy affects young people and their parents and carers’ participation in the Children’s Hearings System.
They aim to:
- understand the impact of privacy and confidentiality on participation in the Children’s Hearings System
- understand the relationship between advocacy and privacy and confidentiality
- find out how to improve communication in the Children’s Hearings System
Whether you have attended a children’s hearing as a child, young person or a parent, carer or foster carer, they would like to hear from you.
You can choose to take part by either:
- completing a quick and anonymous survey by clicking here to take you to their link
- attend a workshop in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee or Inverness – click here for further details
- speak to them directly
Revised guidance from Care Inspectorate
Posted on: 16th September 2019
The guidance document ‘A quality framework for children and young people in need of care and protection’ (revised August 2019) provides a quality improvement framework for community planning partnerships to support self-evaluation of services for children and young people in need of care and protection and is designed to lead to improvement in services.