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External Advisory Group

The External Advisory Group will take on an advisory role for the Programme as a whole, including:

  • Being updated on and discussing progress with the programme

  • Advising on connections with existing work, projects and knowledge that can inform the programme

  • Identifying people who should be involved in elements of the programme

  • Supporting the engagement and communications strategy for the programme, including:

    • engaging with others in their organisation or their service users about the programme

    • working to ensure children and young people have an opportunity to engage with/contribute appropriately to the programme

  • Contributing to discussions on implementation and further work post December 2016.


External Advisory Group Meeting Documents

System Review Group

One strand of the improvement programme is a review of the formal child protection system; in particular looking at the role and function of Child Protection Committees, the use of Child Protection Registers and case conferences, and Initial and Significant Case Reviews.

Scottish Ministers asked Catherine Dyer, former Crown Agent and Chief Executive of the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service, to take up the role of independent Chair of the review. The review will make recommendations to Ministers by the end of the year. The review is being informed by the knowledge and expertise of our stakeholders.


System Review Group Meeting Documents