What is child abuse? Child abuse is when someone harms a child or young person. Abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual. It can also include neglect.
| 31 March 2014
A new campaign has been launched to encourage everyone in Inverclyde to ‘Speak Out’ if they have a suspicion about child neglect or abuse. The campaign aims to challenge members of the community to put themselves in the child’s shoes and to ask themselves ‘if I am worried about passing on my concerns then how much worse must it be for a child who is being abused or neglected?’
| 20 March 2014
CHILDREN 1ST , in partnership with One Parent Families Scotland and the Scottish Child Law Centre, supports separated and separating families by helping them to deal with difficult issues and make positive decisions that benefit the family through the Family Decision Making service.
Parents are supported by a helpline, online resources and family group meetings. Skilled family support practitioners can provide a range of supports tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual family situation such as emotional support, legal and benefits advice.
Ultimately, the service is designed to reduce family conflict, improve communication and cooperation between family members and ensure the child or young person is better cared for within their family.
Find out more at familydecisionmaking.org.uk
19 March 2014
Fife Adult Protection Committee have worked with the Community Safety Partnership to create internet safety materials to educate adults about internet risks whilst also stressing the positive aspects of being connected online.
To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 March 2014
The NSPCC’s successful and popular Underwear Rule campaign which helps parents have simple conversations with their kids about keeping safe from sexual abuse will be shown on TV for the first time today (Monday). The campaign has been expanded from radio and online to national TV after huge demand from parents for the advice and guidance on speaking about what can seem a difficult issue.
The beauty of the Underwear Rule is it’s simple and you don’t even have to mention sex or abuse at all.
“Although the campaign has led to hundreds of thousands of parents taking action and speaking to their children, over half of parents have still not approached the subject. Our new TV advert hopes to push the message home and to ensure that as many parents as possible are speaking to their children about keeping safe from abuse.”
01 March 2014
Primary school pupils in Argyll and Bute are helping the local Child Protection Committee (CPC) to raise awareness of its work throughout the area. The CPC wanted to update their public information and to involve children in designing artwork to promote key messages about keeping children safe and protected. With the help of Fiona Blakey, Argyll and Bute Council cultural co-ordinator, the idea was turned into a project for primary schools.