Child protection

Children and young people have the right to be protected and to be safe from harm by others. Most children in Scotland grow up in a safe place, but sadly some don't. These children need extra help from adults to keep them safe.

Contact Social Care Direct if you are worried about a child or young person's safety or wellbeing. 

In an emergency call 999.

If it's not urgent call the Police on 101

When you report a child at risk

We take your call seriously. We find out more to help us decide what to do next. Our next step may be to

  • take no further action 
  • offer the family support
  • put the child and family in touch with another agency for support
  • start to investigate if we think that the child is not safe.