General Public

"Sharing Responsibility - Protecting Children"

child and parent All children have the right to grow up in a caring and safe environment.  All adults have a responsibility to protect children.  This includes; parents, family members, friends and neighbours.

What to do if you are concerned?

If you are concerned about a child speak to someone.  This might be a health visitor, social worker, teacher, police officer or the Children's Reporter.  You should act promptly and give them as much information as you know about the child and family.  All information received is treated seriously and will be acted upon.  Useful contact numbers can be found on the 'contact us' page of this website.

Find out more....

For the latest information on child protection issues go to the Child Protection Scotland website (follow the link on the right hand side of the page). The messages page is regularly updated with short articles and links on topical issues affecting children, young people and their families.

For more information download the leaflet from the right hand side of this page.  This leaflet is also available in British Sign Language.  To view the 3 videos follow the link at the right hand side of the page.... please be patient as it may take a few minutes to download

To find out more about the issues below please follow the relevant link from the list at the top of the right hand column on this page.

    • Information for families involved in the child protection system
    • Domestic Abuse
    • Information for families new to living in Scotland
    • Internet safety
    • Keeping your child safe from Sexual Abuse (The Underwear Rule)


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