Information for families new to living in Scotland

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The leaflet is available in 6 languages

  • English
  • Polish
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Chinese
  • Hindi

This leaflet tells you about Scotland's laws on protecting and caring for children and young people.  It also tells you about what is expected of adults who look after children.  If you have recently moved to Scotland from another country you may find this information useful.

Please note the local social work numbers to phone if you have a concern about a child have been updated.  These are now 01475 715 365 within office hours and 0300 343 1505 outside office hours.

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