Policy & Guidance

Information for families living in Scotland – Taking Care of Children

This leaflet tells you about Scotland’s laws on protecting and caring for children and young people. It also tells you about what is expected of adults who look after children.

In Scotland, the law says parents must:

  • Promote the general welfare, health and full development of their children and
  • Protect them from harm

Anyone who cares for a child is also responsible for making sure they are safe and well at all times.


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