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)

Revised guidance from Care Inspectorate

  The Care Inspectorate have reviewed and updated the quality framework for children and young people in need of care and protection. The guidance document ‘A quality framework for children and young people in need of care and protection’ (revised August 2019) provides a quality improvement framework for community planning partnerships to support self-evaluation of […]

Child Protection Bulletin for Keeping Children Safe Issue 6

The sixth edition of the Child Protection Bulletin (August 2019) is now available to download. It provides a refresher focus on exploring the Highland Practice Model including the 5 key questions and use of ‘My World Triangle’ Click here to download

Highland Child Protection Committee – Safeguarding Self-Evaluation Tools

The Highland Child Protection Committee has made available a number of safeguarding self-evaluation tools. You can download them from the HCPC website:  Third Sector – Safeguarding Audit Tool Third Sector – Child Protection Self Evaluation and Action Plan Community Groups – Child Protection Self Evaluation Tool Watch our promotional video to learn more about the […]

Child Protection Bulletin – Issue 5

The fifth edition of the Child Protection Bulletin is now available to download. It features information on: What to do if you have a child protection concern Adverse Childhood Experiences Child Sexual Exploitation Useful websites and telephone numbers And much more. Click here to download the bulletin.

The Child Protection Toolkit

The Highland Child Protection Committee’s ‘Child Protection Toolkit‘ is an invaluable resource for third sector organisations and community groups in Highland. Some of the topics covered in the toolkit include: Recruitment of Staff and Volunteers Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Act 2007 Transporting children and young people Photographing, videoing and filming Dealing with a Child […]

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