Reporting concerns

If you are concerned about a child and would like to know who to contact visit:

This website also has a range of information on child protection issues for the public and children themselves, with useful links to other websites offering child protection advice.

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Progress on the Inquiry

We have been seeking views on the Terms of Reference, and attributes of a Chair and Panel, for the Scottish Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse. The engagement process finished on 26 March and we thank everyone who offered their views.
Read more about the engagement process and next steps

Child protection and response to historic child abuse

Young people with hands on footballNational Action Plan on Child Sexual Exploitation

The Minister for Children & Young People established an expert working group on CSE that reported with initial recommendations in 2013. The group has developed a comprehensive multiagency National Action Plan on Child Sexual Exploitation, taking account of the widespread work being carried out in this area, including the Public Petitions Committees report published in January. The National Action Plan marks a milestone in our conversation, not a conclusion.
National Action Plan on Child Sexual Exploitation (11 Nov 2014)

Safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children from child abuse (11 Nov 2014)Safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children from child abuse:
A review of the Scottish system

A review of Scotland’s approach to child protection services, specifically considering the safeguards put in place, the impact of the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach, developments in preventing Child Sexual Exploitation, and the implementation of the recommendations of the Shaw Review into systematic abuse in residential care published in 2007.
Safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children from child abuse (11 Nov 2014)

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    Information on a national public inquiry into historical abuse of children in institutional care in Scotland