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

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Safety Concerns are raised about the ‘Tik Tok App’

TikTok (formerly called 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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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