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The latest government guidance relating to children and young people, their families and those who work with them or for them in Scotland. For past guidance issued visit the directory or use the search facility.

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Guidance on the education of children unable to attend school due to ill health, 19/06/15 [S]
This document provides guidance to education authorities and their partners on their responsibilities to meet their duty to provide education elsewhere than at a school for pupils who are unable to attend school due to ill health.

Determining Primary School Capacity - Guidance, 24/10/14 [S]
Scottish Government guidance for determining the capacity of Primary Schools in Scotland.

Guidance on use of MRC's in Children's Hearing System, 20/10/14 [S]
Guidance on the use of Movement Restriction Conditions (MRC's) in the Children's Hearing System.

Forced Marriage Statutory Guidance revised 2014, 10/10/14 [S]
Forced Marriage statutory guidance revised edition.

Forced Marriage Practitioner Guidance - update 2014, 10/10/14 [S]
Multi Agency Guidance intended to inform all frontline staff and volunteers within agencies who are likely to come across adults or children and young people threatened with or in a forced marriage.

National Practice Guidance on Early Learning and Childcare, 21/08/14 [S]
This national practice guidance sets the context for high quality Early Learning and Childcare as set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The guidance seeks to support practitioners in all settings and areas of Scotland who are delivering early learning and childcare.

Early Learning and Childcare - Statutory Guidance, 01/08/14 [S]
Guidance prepared by Scottish Ministers under section 34 of the Standards in Scotlandís Schools etc Act 2000 and under section 96(3) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act) in relation to Part 6 of the Act on early learning and childcare

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014. Additional notes for practitioners: protecting disabled children from a
The Scottish Government has published practice notes are for all practitioners including those working in: children and family social work; health; education; residential care; early years; youth services; youth justice; police; independent and third sector; and adult services who might be supporting parents with disabled children or involved in the transition between child and adult services.

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, 19/05/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland was was originally published in 2010 and refreshed in 2014 to ensure that it remains relevant and up to date for local agencies and practitioners working together to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children.

Guidance on Health Assessments for Looked After Children in Scotland, 16/05/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published guidance to assist those involved in carrying out health assessments of looked after children and young people.