Independent advocates volunteer request: Iriss Child Protection Planning Meeting Resource

As part of work to support the implementation of the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021, the Scottish Government have commissioned Iriss to create a virtual Child Protection Planning Meeting (CPPM) with talking heads who will advise of their role prior to, during and after the planning meeting. CPPMs, formerly called Child Protection Case Conferences, are multi-disciplinary meetings which consider and agree an assessment of risk and form a plan of action required to protect a child or young person. The Guidance states that children/young people and relevant family members should be supported to participate in the meeting.

In order to highlight and emphasise the importance of involving independent advocacy before, during and after the CPPM, they would like an independent advocate to join a short life working group to help develop the resource, and to be a talking head. The group meets approximately once a month, and the intention is to publish the resource in late 2022/early 2023.

This is a great opportunity for independent advocates to contribute with their expertise and help shape the next plan of action to protect children and young people.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Fiona Marshall,

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