Child Protection

FOR KID'S SAKE... Sun, sand, sea and staycations

Schools and nurseries across Scotland have closed for the holidays and children everywhere are looking forward to a fun-filled summer after putting up with many months of pandemic restrictions.

Child hiding

Sadly, some of those children will have been through a rough time during the pandemic, and it’s only now that we might notice or sense that something is wrong.

The new For Kids’ Sake… campaign is asking people in Argyll & Bute to be alert for clues that harm has happened.

Children can take a long time to say anything if they’ve experienced abuse or neglect, but you can listen carefully, look out for signs or pay attention to signals that there’s a problem. If your gut tells you something is wrong, it’s important not to ignore it. By raising your concerns you might help something worse from happening to a child you know

If you see something, are told something or something doesn’t feel right you need to report it.

Report concerns to Local social work department on 01546 605517 or Police on 101. If someone is in immediate danger call 999.

I am a child / young person...

All children have the right to feel safe and to be protected from harm and abuse

If you are worried about abuse, neglect, bullying or anything that makes you feel unsafe, we can help

I am a parent / carer / concerned adult