A working group was established to take ideas forward. Initially P&K Council was also involved and each of the three councils took one area to produce a Protocol: Dundee – Female Genital Mutilation, Angus – Honour Based Violence, and P&K – Forced Marriage. P&K subsequently withdrew but work continued on the three Protocols. The suite of three Protocols was produced and launched in Carnoustie in August 2015, jointly funded between Dundee and Angus.
Training for trainers has taken place and joint training for professionals (social workers, teachers, health visitors and their managers) is a priority. This is being developed by a short life working group consisting of the original representatives but also including the police and NHS Tayside.
The Protocols will be reviewed to ensure they are the best fit for the organisations using them, and to take cognisance of any new guidance issued by Scottish Government.