"These documents reflect the principles of Getting It Right For Every Child and an approach that puts the child at the centre by ensuring that children who may be at risk are identified earlier. Those working with children need the right skills and a clear understanding of the different roles and responsibilities right across local services.
"The publication of these resources will play a significant role in ensuring that services deliver a consistently high standard of support to our most vulnerable children and young people across Scotland."
Minister for Public Health Michael Matheson said: "It is often a health professional who will have the first contact with such children or young people and I am pleased that we are able to support our professionals with a practical resource to provide guidance on how to approach this important responsibility."
Scottish Conservative education spokeswoman Liz Smith said: "We fully support these moves given the overwhelming evidence which has been presented to the Education Committee urging all political parties to put in place measures to enhance the support for our most vulnerable children.
"What is most important however, is that we become more successful at earliest detection and that is why the Scottish Conservatives have been advocating a system of universal health visiting for our youngest children and their families."