Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee

Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee (CPC) has representatives from all agencies in Aberdeen responsible for child protection arrangements; social work, police, health service, education, children's hearings, housing and the third sector.

The CPC meets several times every year. Its main functions are to consider and improve the public information, continuous improvement and strategic planning for child protection in Aberdeen City.

The Committee's Constitution more fully describes how it is set up.

The Committee has the following members as of September 2018:

  • Chief Social Work Officer, Aberdeen City Council
  • Head of Children's Services (or Senior Manager), Children’s Social Work Service, Aberdeen City Council
  • Chief Education Officer (or Head of Service or Senior Manager), Education Service, Aberdeen City Council
  • Head of Service (or Senior Manager) from the Housing Service, Aberdeen City Council
  • Chief Inspector (or equivalent) from the Aberdeen City Division of Police Scotland
  • Senior Manager, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Grampian
  • Consultant Paediatrician/Lead for Child Protection, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, NHS Grampian
  • Lead Nurse, Child Protection, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, NHS Grampian
  • Locality Reporter Manager (or equivalent), Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
  • Two representatives at Director or Assistant Director level (or equivalent) from separate voluntary sector organisations operating in Aberdeen City
  • A representative from Aberdeen City Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
  • A representative from Aberdeen Violence against Women Partnership
  • A representative from Aberdeen City Adult Protection Committee
  • The Chair of each permanent Sub Committee of the Committee who is not already a member of the Committee
  • An additional member from a participating agency where the member for that agency is appointed Chair

The Committee may also co-opt other members to assist in the discharge of its functions.

The CPC adheres to the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014. It aims to make sure that every child or young person is safe and protected from any avoidable situation or acts of commission or omission which might result in that child:

  • Being physically, sexually or emotionally harmed in any way
  • Put at risk of physical, sexual or emotional harm, abuse or exploitation
  • Having their basic needs neglected or experiencing that their needs are met in ways that are not appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • Being denied the sustained support and care necessary for them to thrive and develop normally
  • Being denied access to appropriate medical care and treatment
  • Being exposed to demands and expectations which are inappropriate to their age and stage of development

As part of the Child Protection Partnership in the north east, Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee works with Aberdeenshire and Moray CPCs in connection with:


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