Argyll & Bute Child Protection Committee
This site is for anyone wanting to know more about protecting children. You can find information and advice about what to do if you're worried about a child or young person, or if you don't feel safe.
You can also search the site for information about local and national advice and support services. Professionals can find out about training, policies and publications as well as information on the new guidance for child protection in Scotland and revised local interagency procedures.
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What to do if you have concerns about a child or young person's welfare and safety - if you think it is an emergency, call the Police on 999 or your local Social Work Office (numbers listed on the right).
Children and Young People have a right to be protected and be safe from harm from others. We all have a responsibility to make sure that all our children live safely. Families, neighbours, professionals and members of communities play a vital role in protecting children. Most children in our society grow up in a safe protected environment, but sadly the minority do not, and need extra help from adults to keep them safe.
What we will do
We will take your call seriously and gather further information to help us decide what to do next. Our next steps may be to:
- Offer family support
- Refer the child and family to another agency for support
- Where child protection concerns are identified an investigation will start
- Take no further action
Further information and support
There are a number of national support agencies that you can call or visit their websites, that can help with issues such as Child Protection, support for parents and advice online and internet safety.
The Argyll and Bute Child Protection Committee
The Argyll & Bute Child Protection Committee (ABCPC) brings together all the organisations involved in protecting children in the area.
Community Services: Children & Families, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RT
Tel: 01546 605522