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Proposal for Bill to Protect Children from Physical Punishment: Consultation – Scotland

MSP John Finnie has proposed the introduction of a Bill to give children equal protection from assault by prohibiting the physical punishment of children by parents and others caring for or in charge of children. A consultation on the Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill has been launched to gather views on the proposal.

The closing Date is 4 August 2017

Further details and the consultation document and survey are provided on the Scottish Parliament website, click here for more information.

 

Smacking ban consultation – Scotland

The Scottish Parliament is consulting on a proposal for a Bill to give children equal protection from assault by prohibiting the physical punishment of children by parents and others caring for or in charge of children. The deadline for response is 4 August 2017.

Source: Scottish Parliament Date: 11 May 2017

Further information: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (PDF)

New National Health and Social Care Standards

The Scottish Government is consulting on new National Health and Social Care Standards setting out what can be expected when using health and social services in Scotland. The following new Standards, to apply across health, care and social work services, are proposed:

  1. I experience high quality care and support that is right for me
  2. I am at the heart of decisions about my care and support
  3. I am confident in the people who support and care for me
  4. I am confident in the organisation providing my care and support
  5. And if the organisation also provides the premises I use
  6. And if my liberty is restricted by law
  7. And if I am a child or young person needing social work care and support.

The first four headings set out Standards for everyone. These are complemented by three additional headings with Standards that only apply in specific circumstances.

Closing date: 22 January 2017

For more information and to read the consultation document visit the Scottish Government website.