Child Protection Guidance 2021

Part 3: Identifying and responding to concerns about children 87 National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 Version 1.0 September 2021 Relationship with previous sections Part 3 is about child protection processes, including consideration, assessment, planning and action required. While the intention is to promote greater national consistency in key processes, local structures cannot be prescribed and some flexibility in local inter-agency process may be necessary. Boxes are colour shaded to assist in location of associated guidance: • Blue denotes guidance on specific child protection stages and processes. Steps within the child protection process are also summarised in a flow chart • Amber denotes guidance associated with legal options • Green boxes denote themes or principles