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PE01836: Expand the remit of the Care Inspectorate to investigate individual child protection complaints


Petitioner: James A Mackie


Date Lodged: 09 December 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to expand the remit of the Care Inspectorate to investigate individual child protection complaints. 

Petition History:

SPICe Briefing (115KB pdf)

9 December 2020: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Public Service Ombudsman, Children’s Hearings Scotland, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, Scottish Child Law Centre and Who Cares? Scotland. Official Report of Meeting 9 December 2020

Written submissions

PE1836/A: Scottish Government submission of 24 November 2020 (65KB pdf)

PE1836/B: Petitioner submission of 26 November 2020 (82KB pdf)

PE1836/C: Scottish Public Services Ombudsman submission of 14 January 2021 (157KB pdf)

PE1836/D: The Promise submission of 15 January 2021 (69KB pdf)

Children in care under child protection procedures are very vulnerable. When professionals misuse the rules to the detriment of the vulnerable child and their families, should the Care Inspectorate have the powers to investigate individual complaints?

Safe guards must be in place for the child. Too often the adult caring for that child is not as they may seem, and the child is not believed or the person with concerns... All to offen incidents are dismissed by professionals.

Margaret Gibson

13:48 on 12 Nov 2020

Parents are not believed. Professionals' word is taken without challenge. Evidence seems not to be required.

Louise Welsh

13:10 on 31 Oct 2020

We must ensure such safeguards are in place.

Clare Chalmers

0:01 on 31 Oct 2020

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