Children's services plans

Children's services plans are part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The legislation states that community organisations that represent the interests of children and young people should be consulted as part of the preparation of Children’s Services Plans.

Children’s Services Plans are normally produced by health and social care partnerships. These plans must set out how children’s services will support children’s wellbeing over a three-year period.  

Voluntary and community organisations that represent the interests of children and young people should be consulted as part of the preparation of this plan.

Below are some resources to help get you started.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

The legislation for all those who like reading legal text!

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Planning children's services: a model of engagement

The Scottish Government have written this case study of Edinburgh Children's Partnership in order to provide a model of engagement for developing children's services plans.

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Statutory guidance on children's services planning

This guidance from the Scottish Government is for professionals and community representatives interested in being involved in children's services planning.

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