Child protection and safeguarding: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

All correspondence (including any meeting or call notes) between Education Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council from 01/01/2020 to the current date, in regard to child protection and safeguarding.


Some of the information you have requested is available from the Scottish Government website Publications - ( Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e. names and contact details of staff who work for Education Scotland as well as contact details of staff who work for Aberdeenshire Council, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. 

This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

Previous Freedom of Information (FOI) responses and correspondence within scope of your request are shown in the table below.

Previous FOI responses 202200287758 Child protection or safeguarding concerns in Scotland: FOI release
202200294660 Education Scotland safeguarding correspondence: FOI release - 
202200329532 Education Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council: FOI
release -
202200332497 Education Scotland emails regarding Aberdeen Council: FOI
release -
202300344055 Investigative action into Aberdeenshire's education department: FOI release - (
202300344039 Child protection or safeguarding concerns in Scotland: FOI release - (
Correspondence in scope of your request Emails relating to a glow concern –
Annex A

Glow Concern Teams messages –
Annex B
Emails relating to safe guarding in concordance to HMI gradings and school self-evaluation
gradings – 01/03/2023
Annex C
Emails relating to a Glow concern –
Annex D
Emails relating to a Glow concern -
Annex E

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202300353379 - Annex A
FOI 202300353379 - Annex B
FOI 202300353379 - Annex C
FOI 202300353379 - Annex D
FOI 202300353379 - Annex E


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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