Scotland: Consultation on first pathway for sexually abused children

05 July 2019

Healthcare professionals who work with youngsters in Scotland are being consulted on the development of the first-ever clinical pathway for children who have suffered sexual abuse.


The Scottish Government is seeking feedback on the new resource, which will set out the care, information and support a child should receive, and will serve as a guide for practitioners.

The work is being led by the chief medical officer for Scotland, Dr Catherine Calderwood, who has called on healthcare professionals to share their views.

Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman said: ‘By establishing [this] pathway we can ensure healthcare professionals have the information they need to make sure that every single child is properly cared for.’

The consultation will close on 30 July.

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