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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.
*NEW* - Child Protection Guidance
From 1 January 2015, the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014 will be 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
- Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee Documents and Materials
- What's New in Child Protection
- Information for Children and Young People
- Information for Parents and Carers
- Information for Staff
- Relevant Documents and Useful Links
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?
- Will you let me know what has happened after I report concerns about a child?