Keeping children safe

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. 

Further information

Safer Internet Day – Play Your Part

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.

Safer Internet Day 

Safer Internet Day in the UK

Safer Internet Day Education Packs

Everyday help with parenting

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

More information 

Perth and Kinross - Public Awareness Materials on Child Sexual Exploitation

Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee | 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 for parents and carers

CSE Postcard - Hotels and Accommodation 

CSE Postcard - Licence Premises 

CSE Postcard - Taxi Private Hire Drivers

Information Leaflet - Children and Young People 

Information leaflet for practitioners