Keeping Children Safe

Keep up-to-date with news relating to ‘Keeping Children Safe’ by visiting our KCS news page

Supporting, training and communicating with the voluntary sector with regard to all aspects of keeping children safe.


As part of our funded partnership with the Highland Council Child Protection Committee and Training Team, Care and Learning Alliance facilitates ‘Keeping Children Safe’ as an information hub on Child Protection and Wellbeing related matters for those working with children and families primarily in the voluntary sector in Highland.

Children have a right to be protected from abuse and harm at all times and in all situations. Child Protection is the responsibility of every adult who has involvement with children. Neglected and abused children are in our society, in every walk of life. As adults we have a responsibility to help children in need. We have the ability to improve a child’s future and can make a difference by intervening. At Keeping Children Safe we want to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect by raising awareness of news, information updates and sign posting to training and web links. Free introductory level training is available via on line learning via our E Learning Zone. Further information can be found under the ‘Training’ tab (right).

The ‘Child Protection Toolkit and Guidance for Third Sector Organisations’ has been produced by the Highland Child Protection Committee. The toolkit provides tools to help support recruitment of staff and volunteers, as well as more detailed guidance on child protection issues.  You can download the toolkit from the HCPC website by clicking here.

The KCS Reference Group meet quarterly in Inverness to network, share news and information updates on Child Protection and related matters. Attendance is open to any voluntary sector organisation working with children in Highland and you are most welcome to come along and meet local representatives and get involved. Please get in touch.

Membership of the KCS Reference group currently includes:

Care and Learning Alliance
Highland Child Protection Committee – Training
Safe, Strong and Free
Women’s Aid
Army Welfare Service
Highland Children’s Forum
Children 1st
Family Mediation
Highlife Highland
Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland

We would very much like to broaden our representation, so please do get in touch.

Everyone working with children and young people in the Highlands should be working to the latest Highland Practice Model Guidance (GIRFEC)