Useful publications, videos and weblinks

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 Newsletter: Issue 12

(Keeping Children Safe)

Child Protection Guidance and Toolkit for Third Sector Organisations in Highland

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 place. This Guidance sits behind the Highland Child Protection Committee Guidelines and provides further tools to help support the recruitment of staff and volunteers, as well as more detailed guidance on child protection issues.

Child Protection Guidance and Toolkit for Community Groups in Highland

This Guidance has been developed by the Highland Child Protection Committee for Community Groups providing activities for children, young people and families in Highland. This may include sports groups, arts and crafts clubs, religious groups or any organised groups/activities which involve regular contact with children and young people.



Consulting with our Youngest Children Toolkit

The strategies in this tool can be used by adults working on an individual basis with a young child for a specific purpose or by adults who have significant contact with young children on a frequent basis embedding meaningful consultation in daily practice.

Further Information

Click on the tiles below to access information and guidance.

Child Protection Guidance and support

Click here – National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021

Click here – Summary of National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 – NSPCC

Click here – Highland Practice Model


Child Here– Child Concern Form – Highland

Click here – Guidance on bruising on non-mobile babies

Click here – Female Genital Mutilation

Click here – Public Protection Booklet for Community Groups 

Click here – No Smacking – Equal Protection Act 2019 FAQ’s.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

NHS Scotland has produced short animations to raise awareness about the impact of childhood adversity and how this can impact on behaviours of children and adults who have experienced this. The aim is to help us be a more Trauma Informed workforce. Click on the resources below:

Animation 1 – Overview of ACEs – Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – Children 

Animation 2 –  Trauma-Informed Practice Sowing Seeds: for Anyone Working with Children and Young People on Vimeo

Animation 3 – Trauma Informed Practice for the Workforce 

Child Sexual Exploitation

Click here – Public understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation in Scotland, Barnardos

Click here – What is CSE?  

Click here – Online Safety, Parent Club Scotland a range of information and informative videos on different aspects of online safety and ways to help keep children safe online 

Click here – RISE leaflet   

Online Safety

Click here – Sexting and the law 

Click here –  Internet Matters 0 – 5’s

Click here –  Internet Matters 6 – 10’s 

Click here –  Internet Matters 11 – 13’s

Click here – Internet Matters 14+

Click here – Keeping Under 5’s safe online

Click here – Parent factsheet

Click here – Social Networking Sites

Click here – Support Young People Online

Click here – CEOP Education – Protection from online sexual abuse – Think You Know for parents, professionals, children and young people 4 – 7 years, 8 – 10 years, 11 – 18, Parents and Carers

Lucy Hill Foundation:

Parents Protect – Create a family safety plan

Parents Protect – If your child gets into trouble online

Consulting our youngest children – toolkit

Click here to access – Consulting our youngest children – toolkit

Community and Third Sector Information for Child Protection

Click here – Care Inspectorate Self Evaluation Guide

Child Here– Child Concern Form – Highland

Click here – Child Protection Guidance and Toolkit for Community Groups

Click here – Child Protection – Self-evaluation and action plan for community groups

Click here – Child Protection Guidance and Toolkit for Third Sector Organisations

Click here – Child Protection – Self-evaluation and action plan for Third Sector Organisations

Click here – My Professional Development Tool

Click here – Practice Guide to Chronologies

Wellbeing, Health, Safety

Click here – Children’s mental health apps/web pages

Click here – Just Ask Highland

Click here – Care Inspectorate SIMBA Poster and associated information 

Click here – My World Triangle

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland has developed a series of useful age-appropriate resources to help those working with children to support them to understand their rights:

Human rights for under 5s – The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (

Children: Your human rights – The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (

The Promise

Keeping the Promise – implementation plan: equalities position statement – Click here

Pinky Promise – Click here

How we will keep our promise to you – A child friendly version of the Scottish Government’s Promise Implementation Plan – CLICK HERE

Child Protection Websites

Please find below some websites containing useful information on various related subjects:

Cyber Resilience – Cyber Resilience COVID-19 Bulletin (Gateway for children’s services in Highland) (Carers Scotland) – Highland Child Protection Committee – Moray Child Protection Committee (NSPCC) (expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their own websites) (Stop it Now! Child sexual abuse prevention) (Childline, counselling for children & young people) (Scotland’s Commissioner for Children & Young People)

Child Protection Videos

Stop it Now!

Stop it Now is a Child Protection Campaign run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK-wide charity focussed solely on the risk of children being sexually abused.

Please take a couple of minutes, to watch Stop it Now’s short film which illustrates:

    • viewing / sharing a sexual image of someone under 18 is illegal
    • the experience is extremely harmful to the children involved
    • the consequences can be devastating
    • there is help to stop

You can also view the Stop it Now! presentation for further info on illegal images of children at

Cyberbullying – advice for victims

Children who Experience Trauma in Early Childhood – a presentation by Dan Hughes


Are you interested in finding out more about how trauma experienced by children in their early years affects the brain? Then you may find it worth watching a video presentation on the subject by Dan Hughes, creator of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy. The full presentation ‘How Early Years Trauma Affects the Brain’ (53 minutes) is available on, alternatively there is a shorter (15 minutes) version on

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