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Assessment of need - Evaluation of the child and family identifying areas of need, which may require additional support.
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assessment of risk


Evaluation of possibility of child abuse occurring in the future.
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Case Discussion (general concerns) - A case discussion is an inter agency meeting to share information and identify needs of the child (and family), and agree a plan of action to meet these needs.
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child


For the purpose of child protection procedures a child is defined as a young person under the age of 16 years or between 16-18 if he/she is the subject of a supervision requirement imposed by a Children's Panel. Young people over 16 who are vulnerable or have additional support needs could also be considered under these procedures.
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child abuse


Abuse and neglect are forms of maltreatment of a child. Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm, or by failing to act to prevent, significant harm to the child.  Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional setting, by those known to them or, more rarely, by a stranger. Assessments will need to consider whether abu [..]
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child assessment order


A Child Assessment Order allows for a child to undergo a medical examination or assessment where this has been deemed necessary.  This does not supersede the child's rights under the Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991.  At all times the child's welfare is paramount.
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child protection case discussion


 A Child Protection Case Discussion is an inter-agency meeting to share information where there are child protection concerns which need further clarification.  Strengths within the family and the family's capacity to co-operate with agencies should be discussed. Any support required should also be identified and a plan of intervention shoul [..]
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child protection order


A Child Protection Order may be granted on application to a Sheriff if conditions for making such an order exist.  A Child Protection Order can allow for the removal of a child to a place of safety or prevent removal of a child from their home or any other safe place. A Child Protection Order can last up to six days and is granted to secure the [..]
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child protection plan


Agreed inter-agency plan outlining in detail the arrangements to ensure the protection of the child and supports to the family.
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child protection register


A formal list of named children where there are concerns about the possibility of future abuse and where a child protection plan has been agreed.
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