Research has consistently found that disabled children are between 3 and 4 times more likely to be abused than other children and that those with cognitive, communication and/or behavioural difficulties are most at risk.

A Child Protection and Disability Toolkit was produced by WithScotland in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Child Protection and Disability. It is aimed at practitioners and managers in child and family and disability services and is the only toolkit of its kind in Scotland.

WithScotland also facilitate the CPC disability network, comprising CPC members and other practitioners who work with Child Protection and disability to enable them to share knowledge and expertise and provide mutual support. For further information email  


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