This is an extremely stressful time for everyone and can put extra pressure on families. Most will cope with this time with virtual support from extended family, neighbours and the wider community. However, if you are worried that a child or young person may be at risk of harm please visit the Help and Advice page for contact numbers. Out with normal office hours you can contact Emergency Out of Hours Service on 08457 697284 or the Police on 101.
We will be updating these pages regularly over the next few weeks to support children, families, communities and practitioners during the COVID-19 period. All face-to-face training has been cancelled until 10/7/2020. However, there are online courses available and the team are working to create some new online resources to keep you up-to-date with current child protection issues.
If you have general questions about coronavirus, please visit the NHS Inform website
Further information for practitioners is available at Health Protection Scotland
For people living and working in Highland, further advice and support is available here
This website is for anyone who wants to know more about child protection. The website has been developed by Highland Child Protection Committee to help you find out what to do and who to contact if you are concerned about a child and information on what might happen next. You can also search the site for information about local and national services, training courses and recent publications, as well as policies and forthcoming events.
If you need to contact the Keeper of the Child Protection Register or for Missing Family Alerts please email CPAdmin.CPAdmin@highland.gov.uk.
The Scottish Government requires that every area in Scotland has a Child Protection Committee, bringing together key agencies that work with children and their families “To work together collectively to identify and commission inter-agency activity with respect to protecting children and young people.” This work is undertaken within the wider ethos of Getting It Right for Every Child.
Highland Child Protection Committee is a multi-agency partnership responsible for:
– Raising public awareness of child protection issues
– Co-ordinating prevention activities with children and their families
– Providing child protection guidance and training
– Implementing national child protection initiatives
– Assuring the quality of responses to child protection issues
The CPC comes under the umbrella of ‘Safer Highland’, and is overseen by the Public Protection Chief Officer Group led by Chief Officers from Highland Council, NHS Highland and Police Scotland.
The Committee aims to work in partnership with children, parents and communities to ensure children in Highland are Safe.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try www.forhighlandschildren.org or contact us on 07584 268884