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Child Protection

Child Protection is everyone's responsibility


If you are worried about the safety of a child in Aberdeen call:

  • 01224 306877 (Joint Child Protection Team)
  • 01224 693936 (Emergency Out of Hours)
  • 101 (Police Scotland)

Contact us even if you are unsure, then we can take steps to assess the risk to the child and, if needed, to protect them.



The Scottish Government has published the report of the Child Protection Improvement Programme (CPIP) and the report of the Child Protection Systems Review, along with a suite of recommendations and actions.

The CPIP report sets out 35 actions covering children's hearings; leadership and workforce development; inspections of children's services; neglect; data and evidence; child sexual exploitation; child internet safety; and trafficking.

The Systems Review report makes 12 recommendations, covering Initial
and Significant Case Reviews, Child Protection Committees, the Child Protection Register, and matters of leadership, governance and accountability.



Child Protection Guidance

The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014 is the child protection guidance utilised across all agencies and services in Aberdeen.

Reference should no longer be made to the NESCPC Guidelines 2012 and all child protection policies should be updated to reflect this.  The National Guidance is up to date in connection with child protection matters and provides useful advice on the impact of matters such as domestic abuse, drug and alcohol misuse, child sexual exploitation, on-line abuse and neglect.  Please note that, in practice, child protection procedures will not change.

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