The expert steering group set up to oversee the introduction of state guardians by the SNP has been scrapped by ministers.
At what turned out to be the final meeting in May last year, Police Scotland raised concerns that “high-risk children” were no longer the “focus” of the universal approach.
The minutes of the Girfec (Getting It Right For Every Child) Programme Board also make it clear that none of the members were expecting their work to be cancelled.
The board was set up to oversee the implementation of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, which was passed by Holyrood last year.
Many of its provisions are still to come into force, including the controversial plan to assign a “Named Person” to every under-18 in Scotland.
The Scottish Government said: “A decision was made at ministerial level to wind up the Girfec Programme Board after May 2014.”
This decision was not made public at the time and the board’s work papers show it was planning to work until at least August 2016, when the Named Person provisions come into force.
Scottish Conservatives young people spokeswoman, Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Liz Smith, said: “This seems an extraordinary situation given that it was quite clear from the minutes of the last meeting that the board would continue until implementation was complete in 2016.”