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Today the Scottish Government released new national guidance for child protection.
The guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children in Scotland and will support the care and protection of children across Scotland.
We welcome today’s announcement from the Department for Education of £20m funding to provide more early health and education support for families in England.
Today legislation was introduced in Scotland to give siblings in care legal rights to maintain their relationships.
Part 13 of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 and the Looked After Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 mean local authorities now have a legal duty to ensure siblings are supported to stay together, where appropriate. Where it is not appropriate for brothers and sisters to live together, steps should be taken to help them stay in regular touch with each other and to nurture their relationships.