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Proposal for the development of guidance to support the GIRFEC provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, 14/04
The Scottish Government has published a proposed outline of the statutory guidance that will support Parts 4, 5 and 18 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act.

Self-directed Support Act, 01/04/14 [S]
New legislation that will radically alter the shape of social care in Scotland comes into force today (1 April). The Self-directed Support Act places duties on local authorities in Scotland to offer people who are assessed as needing social care the option of designing their own care package.

Female Genital Mutilation, 21/03/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a letter issued to schools from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Better Eating, Better Learning - A New Context for School Food, 06/03/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published refreshed guidance to support schools, local authorities, caterers, procurement departments,parents, children and young people to work in partnership to make further improvements in school food and food education.

BBFC Classification guidance, 13/01/14 [E/NI/S/W]
The BBFC has published changes to the guidelines which have been made as a result of a public consultation involving more than 10,000 people.

Self-directed Support Government response to consultation on guidance and regulations, 02/12/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published its response to the consultation on the Self-directed support draft regulations and statutory guidance to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed support)(Scotland) Act 2013.

Private Fostering in Scotland - Practice Guidance for Local Authority Children's Services, 29/11/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published guidance for local authorities in Scotland on how to handle notifications of private fostering arrangements.

Guidance on Developing Policies to promote the Safe and Responsible Use of Mobile Technology in Schools, 19/11/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published guidance to provide schools and local authorities with advice on how to develop local policies that encourage safe and responsible use of personal mobile technology in school, and beyond.

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013: Draft Regulations and Statutory Guidance: Consultation Analysis, 08/11/
The Scottish Government has published a summary and analysis of the written responses to the Scottish Government consultation on the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 draft regulations and Statutory Guidance.

Housing Options Protocol for Care Leavers, Guidance for Corporate Parents, 22/10/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published guidance to assist local authorities and their community planning partners in the development and implementation of local 'Housing Options protocols for Care Leavers'. These Protocols should detail the processes by which young people are supported through their transition out of care and provided with a range of appropriate and sustainable accommodation options.