§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how he intends to promote greater collaboration among agencies in Scotland which are concerned with protecting children from abuse.
§ Mr. Lang
Protecting children from abuse calls for concerted efforts from a wide range of services and professions. We have today issued Scottish Office guidance aimed at boosting efforts to work together, in the best interests of children. The guidance is part of an integrated approach by the Scottish Office to dealing with child abuse. Copies of the guidance document have been placed in the Library.