Children and Families 

Kate Rocks
Chair
Phone: 0141 451 0748
Email: kate.rocks@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk


Vice Chairs
Sharon McAlees, Inverclyde Council | Mike Burns, Glasgow City Council


Sub groups
Child Protection Alison Gordon
Corporate Parenting | Vivien Thomson

Practice Networks
Looked after at Home | Mary Glasgow
Child Protection | tbc
Corporate Parenting | tbc


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
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    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
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    Children and Families Standing Committee Dates


    Raploch Community Centre, Drip Road, Stirling

    All 11:00- 15:00

    • 25/08/2017
    • 06/10/2017
    • 24/11/2017
    • 12/01/2018