Inverclyde Child Protection Committee
A partnership approach to the protection of children within Inverclyde is one of the highest priorities for statutory agencies such as the Local Authority, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Inverclyde Community Health and Care Partnership, Police Scotland, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and for Voluntary organisations. It is also important to acknowledge that the protection of our children is the responsibility of all members of our community.
Inverclyde Child Protection Committee is made up of senior officers from these different agencies and organisations. It is chaired by Sharon McAlees, Head of Service for Children’s Services and Criminal Justice Services, Inverclyde Community Health and Care Partnership.
The Committee reports to a group of Chief Officers, chaired by John Mundell, Chief Executive of Inverclyde Council.
We believe that:-
• At all times the child or young person’s protection and welfare must come first
• Children and young people have a right to be heard, to be listened to and to be taken seriously
• Consideration must be given to a child or young person’s gender, ethnicity, culture and religious persuasion in all matters and decisions affecting them;
• Children, young people and their families have a right to be kept informed throughout any process affecting them.
To talk to someone about a concern call Inverclyde social work services (part of Inverclyde Community Health and Care Partnership) on 01475 714100 during office hours (Out of hours phone social work standby on 0800811505) or call Police Scotland on 101 (24hours)
All inormation is treated seriously and will be followed up.