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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Digital Parenting Magazine – 6th Edition

The 6th edition of ‘Digital Parenting’ magazine has been released. This edition features: “Advice from teachers, parents and online safety experts on subjects ranging from Virtual Reality, to body image in the social media age, to live streaming. We have tips from online safety experts, parents and children and young people themselves.” “We also have […]

Child Protection Guidance and Toolkit for Third Sector Organisations in Highland

The Highland Child Protection Committee have made available ‘Child Protection Guidance and Toolkit for Third Sector Organisations in Highland‘.  Click the button below to download the toolkit. This Guidance has been produced for larger Third Sector Organisations and those with a number of paid staff who should have robust child protection policies and procedures in […]

Professionals Breaking the Silence: Supporting professionals dealing with children’s disclosures of abuse

The following update comes courtesy of Play Scotland: The NSPCC is undertaking a UK-wide research project entitled “Professionals Breaking the Silence”.  The aim of this is to develop a practical resource that will support professionals working with children to confidently deal with disclosures of abuse and to improve children’s experiences of the disclosure process. As […]

The potential threat of ‘Live Streaming’ platforms to children

The following update comes from Thinkuknow: The area of live streaming presents a nuanced threat to children and young people due to the immediacy of contact and the large numbers of offenders and comments that young people are dealing with live, in real time. The CEOP Education team have developed online sessions and activities  to […]

Childline app helps teenagers say ‘no’ to sexting

The following blog post comes from NSPCC Scotland:  An anti-sexting app from Childline is using humour to help teenagers deal with unwanted requests for sexual images of themselves. The Zipit app has been updated as new figures from Childline reveal the NSPCC service held 2,634 counselling sessions about sexting and self-generated explicit images in 2016/17. […]

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