Children and Families 


Vice Chair
Mike Burns, Glasgow City Council

Sub groups
Child Protection Alison Gordon
Corporate Parenting | Vivien Thomson, Vice Chairs: Scott Dunbar and Jo Derrick
Early Help/Looked after at Home | Mary Glasgow and Dorothy Hawthorn

Practice Networks
Residential Child Care | John Ryan
Historic Abuse | Gaynor Clarke
Children's Reviews | Derek Yeoman
Fostering and Adoption | Vivien Thomson

Manifesto and Terms of Reference

Click here to download the Children and Families Standing Committee Manifesto, priorities and support structure.
Click here to download the Committee's Terms of Reference for the Children and Families Committee Subgroups.

National Child Protection meeting - Leadership Summit

Download a copy of a speech by Mike Burns (Immediate Past Chair of the Children and Families Standing Committee) which was delivered at the National Child Protection meeting in June.

Child protection briefing

In anticipation of the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance on 25/02/16 Social Work Scotland produced a briefing that outlines important actions required in protecting Scotland's children. Read briefing

The key priorities identified by the committee include:

  • the impact of health and social care on children’s services
  • the impact of new legislation
  • strategic commissioning
  • workload management and resource allocation in child care
  • mental health and assessment in secure care – conference workshop
  • the detention of young people in police custody
  • self directed support/personalisation in child care
  • national strategy for violence against women and girls
  • joint seminar with ADES/SOLACE – The Early Years
    The next year will see work progressed on:

  • health and social care integration
  • close monitoring of the impact of new legislation
  • further clarity on strategic commissioning
  • the implications of personalisation


    Children and Families Standing Committee Dates

    Raploch Community Centre, Drip Road, Stirling

    All 11:00- 15:00

    • 12/01/18
    • 23/02/18
    • 20/04/18
    • 08/06/18
    • 20/07/18
    • 31/08/18
    • 12/10/18
    • 23/11/18
    • 11/01/19