Content Related Links
- Child Protection Improvement Programme (CPIP)
- Child Protection Systems Review
- National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014
Child Protection is everyone's responsibility
If you are worried about the safety of a child in Aberdeen call:
Contact us even if you are unsure, then we can take steps to assess the risk to the child and, if needed, to protect them.
CHILD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME
The Scottish Government has published the report of the Child Protection Improvement Programme (CPIP) and the report of the Child Protection Systems Review, along with a suite of recommendations and actions.
The CPIP report sets out 35 actions covering children's hearings; leadership and workforce development; inspections of children's services; neglect; data and evidence; child sexual exploitation; child internet safety; and trafficking.
The Systems Review report makes 12 recommendations, covering Initial
Child Protection Guidance
The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014 is the child protection guidance utilised across all agencies and services in Aberdeen.
Reference should no longer be made to the NESCPC Guidelines 2012 and all child protection policies should be updated to reflect this. The National Guidance is up to date in connection with child protection matters and provides useful advice on the impact of matters such as domestic abuse, drug and alcohol misuse, child sexual exploitation, on-line abuse and neglect. Please note that, in practice, child protection procedures will not change.
Please see the pages below for further information on:-
- Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee
- Child Protection Guidance and Materials
- What's New in Child Protection
- Information for Children and Young People
- Information for Parents and Carers
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is child abuse?
- What signs might indicate that a child is being abused?
- Who I should contact if I am concerned that a child is being abused or is at risk of abuse?
- I am being abused or neglected. Who can help me?
- What do I do if a child tells me they are being abused?
- What will happen to the child and their family if I report a concern?
- If I report a concern about a child, do I have to give my name?
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