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Child Protection Information for Parents and Carers

If you are worried about the safety of a child, you can call:

  • 01224 306877 (Joint Child Protection Team)
  • 01224 693936 (Emergency Out of Hours)
  • 101 (Police Scotland)
  • 0800 11 11 (Childline)


Alcohol and Drugs

A.D.A.M. (Another's Drinking Affects Me)

The A.D.A.M. website, which is for children and young people aged 11-16 years who may be affected or are concerned by another person's drinking (this could be a Mum, Dad, a grandparent, brother, sister or friend) was launched recently.

A.D.A.M. has been developed in consultation with young people who have experienced harm as a result of someone else's drinking and offers an opportunity to explore IF and HOW they are being affected. There are over 51,000 children and young people in Scotland living with a parent who has an alcohol problem. Many will suffer in silence and may find it difficult to talk about what is happening at home. A.D.A.M. offers suggestions on how to cope and provides sources of help and support.

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You can also access posters and cards which can be downloaded at:


Mentor - Drug Prevention for Parents Resource

Mentor is the leading international federation of not-for-profit organisations working around the world to empower young people and prevent drug abuse. This guide intends to offer parents and caregivers easily accessible information about drug prevention to help them raise empowered, healthy and drug free children.


Treatment of Drug Dependence - What You Need to Know

A leaflet has been produced by NHS Grampian to provide information for families and significant others. 

Child Protection Process

Information Leaflets for Parents and Carers


Child Sexual Exploitation

The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and co-ordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.  They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.  Find out more information about CEOP here.


Domestic Abuse

Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme (Clare's Law)

A pilot scheme which allows people to be told if their partner has been violent in the past is to be extended across Scotland. The disclosure scheme, often referred to in the media as 'Clare's Law' has been trialled in Aberdeen and Ayrshire over a six month period. In that time, 22 people were warned their partners had history of domestic abuse. The Scheme will continue in Aberdeen and victims, friends, relatives, social workers or police officers can trigger the disclosures.


  ROSHNI Confidential Support - FGM

Online Safety

The NSPCC with O2 have launched a Net Aware Guide as an app to support parents on the go and help them keep their children safe on the move.

Net Aware