Publication - Consultation paper

National guidance for child protection - revised: consultation

Consultation on a revised version of the National Guidance for Child Protection to ensure it is consistent with the legislative and policy framework and current practice developments. The current version of the National Guidance for Child Protection was published in 2014.

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National guidance for child protection - revised: consultation
Reporting Concerns About A Child's Safety And Wellbeing

Reporting Concerns About A Child's Safety And Wellbeing

If you have concerns about a child's safety and wellbeing we would encourage you to contact the child's local authority and discuss your concerns. As you may be aware, child protection services are provided by each local authority. The contact details for the relevant local authority can be found online at Contact details for all social care departments in Scotland

If you are concerned that a child is at risk of harm, including abuse or neglect, we would urge you to contact the police by dialing 101 in the first instance or 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger. You don't need to be sure that a child or young person has been harmed - it's fine to report a suspicion.

If you require support and advice you may wish to consider calling the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit the NSPCC website Child protection system in Scotland or Child Protection Scotland - Child Protection Scotland for further information.

Additionally you may wish to contact Children 1st's confidential helpline Parentline on 08000 28 22 33 or website at Children 1st Parentline 


Contact

Email: ChildProtectionConsultation@gov.scot