Information on child protection

If you’re worried about a child you should report your concerns to the local area where the child lives - you may have important information that could help a child and their family. 
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Children and young people

This part of the web site is for children and young people to help you find the information you need about the different ways that children and young people can be hurt.

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Connections bring together information about initiatives and organisations of interest to the child protection community in Scotland. Follow the link below to view all connections.

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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. Follow the link below for more information.

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This section has a comprehensive overview of child protection documents plus a range of local and national documents that you can download. Click below to view them.

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