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Child Protection and Children with Disabilities

The Child Protection and Disability Toolkit has been produced in partnership by WithScotland and the Scottish Government's Ministerial Working Group on Child Protection and Disability. It is aimed at practitioners and managers in child and family and disability services and is the only toolkit of its kind available to practitioners in Scotland.

It includes information on research, a set of training and resource materials designed to help professionals understand the issues and good practice guidance to supplement the Scottish Government National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014. It also contains sections such as 'myth busters', case studies as well as a DVD in which disabled parents speak of their experiences.

The Disability Toolkit has been updated to include information on the sexual exploitation of young people with learning disabilities

Other useful information and guidance is contained in the Scottish Government National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014:  Additional Notes for Practitioners - Protecting Disabled Children from Abuse and Neglect.  These 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.

Further information on Child Protection and Children with Disabilities will follow.

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