Keeping Children Safe

Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme

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Keeping Children Safe has now been put into practice in Lothian and Borders and Strathclyde Police Force areas, after successful roll-out in all other regions of Scotland. The scheme means that parents, carers and guardians of children under 18 can ask the police if a person who has contact with that child has a record for sexual offences against children, or other offences that might put their child at risk. If it’s found the person in question does pose a risk of causing harm to the child concerned, information may be given to the parent, carer or guardian as a protective measure. If there is serious or immediate risk, measures to protect that child will be taken immediately. However, if you think a child is in immediate danger, phone 999 and tell the police.

How Keeping Children Safe works

Frequently Asked Questions

Digital Parenting Publication

????Parent Focus, in conjunction with Vodafone have worked to develop a magazine for parents which is full of information about technology. It covers all of the things a parent needs to know including how to set parental controls, managing mobile phone costs and understanding social networking as well as great advice from Professor Tanya Byron and Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet.

The magazine is free and copies can be ordered by sending the order form to; –

SQA Qualifications are Changing

Following the introduction of Curriculum For Excellence, the Scottish Qualifications are changing.

Click on the link SQA Qualifications  to view a leaflet which provides useful information regarding these changes and also links for further information.

Keep up to date with the latest developments at ;-

Let SQA know what you think at;-

Keep track of the latest milestones at;-

Get in touch with the CfE Liaison Team at;

Scottish Government’s Technology for Learning Strategy – Survey

There is an opportunity for all parents and carers to influence the Scottish Government’s Technology for Learning strategy via a short survey.

Further information can be found at “Blog post at Engage for Education”:


In Scotland, we have already made significant progress with embedding technologies into everyday learning, however we need to continue to build on this.

That is why the Scottish Government is developing a Technologies for Learning Strategy that will aim to further the use of technology in learning and assessment in a practical and organised way for the benefit of Scotland’s learners and Scotland’s economic growth.

We want to find out more about how technologies are already being used for teaching and learning. If you are a parent/guardian or a teacher/practitioner you can help us by completing a quick and easy, anonymous survey. Your views and opinions will help us with developing the strategy.

Please select the right survey for you and remember to complete it by 27 April 2011:

Technologies for Learning survey for parents and guardians:

If this is something that interests you we would encourage you to take the time to complete the survey.