Child Protection News

During COVID-19

If you are concerned that a child may be at risk of harm from abuse or neglect, then please contact one of the Family Teams in the Care and Learning Service.

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If you have a concern about a child or young person or any other queries and are unsure which number to contact please call one of the numbers below to signpost you to the right person/team:

If you are worried that a child is at immediate risk of harm then phone the Police without delay.

07584 268884

07775 016980

07917 596598

07570 949588

(Mon-Wed only)

Child Protection – policy and practice fit for purpose?

Are you involved in a Community Group or Third Sector Organisation and keen to ensure your Child Protection Policy is appropriate and robust to help keep children safe? Then the Highland Child Protection Committee’s Child Protection Policy and Toolkit for Community Groups and Third Sector Organisations is for you! The toolkit contains a range of […]

Highland Child Protection Committee – Seminar Event

Seminar – What does ‘mental health’ mean for children and families? 30th January 2020 Smithton-Culloden Free Church, 1 Murray Road, Inverness 10am-4pm  This free one-day seminar being offered by Highland Child Protection Committee aims to bring together knowledge and experience in relation to mental health issues affecting adults and children/young people. The event aims to […]

Child Sexual Exploitation

The ‘Upstream Project ‘by Stop it Now (UK & Ireland) was launched yesterday in Scotland. ‘Stop it Now UK & Ireland!’ is a project solely to tackle child sexual abuse. Their new ‘Upstream Project’ has been set up in Scotland to provide practical advice to anyone worried about the abuse of a young person and […]

Safety Concerns are raised about the ‘Tik Tok App’

TikTok (formerly called Musical.ly) is a social media platform that lets you create, share and discover 15-second videos. You can use music and effects to enhance your videos and you can also browse other people’s videos and interact with them. This app has recently been a focus in the news, highlighting some safety concerns about […]

CHILDREN’S HEARINGS: PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY & PARTICIPATION

Who Cares? Scotland- Children’s Hearings: privacy, confidentiality & participation Take control: Make your voice    Who Cares? Scotland has been commissioned by The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration to find out how privacy affects young people and their parents and carers’ participation in the Children’s Hearings System. They aim to: understand the impact of privacy and […]

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