Reporting concerns

If you are concerned about a child and would like to know who to contact visit:

This website also has a range of information on child protection issues for the public and children themselves, with useful links to other websites offering child protection advice.

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Child protection

Latest updates
Child protection and disability guidance - coverNational child protection guidance updated

The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland was published in 2010 and refreshed in 2014 to ensure that it remains relevant and up to date. There is further guidance for child protection and disability. Both these guides are available below.

Child Sexual Exploitation Short-life Ministerial Working Group report

This report sets out the findings of the Short-life Ministerial Working Group established in April 2013 to consider child sexual exploitation (CSE), including the programme of activity underway in Scotland to address this.

National child protection guidance

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland coverThe National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland is a national framework for agencies and practitioners at a local level to understand and agree processes for working together to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children. It sets out expectations for strategic planning of services to protect children and young people and highlights key responsibilities for services and organisations, both individual and shared. It also includes guidance for practitioners on specific areas of practice and key issues in child protection including Child Sexual Exploitation and Internet Safety.
Read the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland
National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (e-book version)

Child protection and disability guidance - coverChild protection and disability guidance

These additional practice notes are for all practitioners and have been designed to be read in conjunction with the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014. They aim to raise practitioner awareness of the increased vulnerability of disabled children and ensure that practitioners take this into account in their involvement with disabled children and their families.
Read the Child protection and disability guidance
Child protection and disability guidance (e-book version)

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