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.
25 February 2016
A comprehensive review of the child protection system is being commissioned by the Scottish Government.
In a statement to Parliament, Education Secretary Angela Constance said the review will strengthen the steps taken when children have experienced, or are at risk from, harm.
It will make recommendations by the end of 2016 and focus on:
- Child Protection Committees
- Initial Case Reviews
- Significant Case Reviews
- The Child Protection Register
This will be backed by increased scrutiny through a revised inspection programme, a review of Child Protection legislation, steps to promote and support leadership and action to address the impact of neglect on children.
09 February 2016
Today is Safer Internet Day! Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. With a theme of 'Play your part for a better internet!', you are invited to get involved.
09 February 2016
Parenting can be hugely rewarding. But everyone who cares for a child, whether a family friend or part of the child’s extended family, can find it challenging from time to time. When you need advice on something specific, or simply an impartial and non judgemental listening ear, ParentLine can help.
It has updated its webpages to give short tasters of the kinds of support the helpline can offer on typical parenting concerns, such as children’s behaviour
, parent-child relationships
, coping with parenting pressures
, bullying , staying safe online
and family separation.
You can phone Parentline on 08000 28 22 33
| 09 February 2016
The next stage of efforts in Perth and Kinross to raise awareness and understanding of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people is underway. This phase will have a particular focus on child sexual abuse and exploitation, taking forward the local commitment to developing a zero-tolerance approach and creating a hostile environment to abuse and exploitation. This is being led through the Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee supported by the Children, Young People and Families' Partnership, part of the Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership.
For information for parents and carers, accommodation providers, licence premises - please download these leaflets.
Information Leaflet - Children and Young People