Scot Lib Dems: Child protection proposals must not divert from frontline care work


Responding to this afternoon’s child protection statement, Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for the Scottish Government to ensure that talented and experienced social workers are not diverted from frontline care work. 

Scottish Liberal Democrat children and young people spokesperson Sheila Thomson said: 

“Scottish Liberal Democrats welcome the news that the Scottish Government will take on board a number of recommendations to better protect children and young people. 

“However, we need assurances from ministers that this range of initiatives will be funded properly. They also must be delivered in a way that won’t risk diverting talented and experienced social workers away from frontline care work. They are already all too often spread too thinly.”


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