Child Protection

Child protection is everyone’s responsibility.

If you are worried about the safety of a child in Aberdeen call:

  • 01224 306877 (Joint Child Protection Team)
  • 0800 731 5520 (Emergency Out of Hours)
  • 101 (Police Scotland)

Contact us even if you are unsure, then we can take steps to assess the risk to the child and, if needed, to protect them.

Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee

Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee (CPC) is a partnership with representatives from all agencies in Aberdeen responsible for child protection arrangements; social work, police, health, education, children’s hearing, housing and the third sector.  The CPC meets several times every year. Its main functions are to consider and improve the public information, continuous improvement and strategic planning for child protection in Aberdeen City.

The Operational Sub Committee has a Child Protection Programme which aims to make sure that every child or young person in Aberdeen is safe and protected from harm including:

  • Being physically, sexually or emotionally harmed, or put at risk of harm, abuse or exploitation;
  • Having their basic needs neglected or being cared for in ways that are not appropriate to their age and stage of development;
  • Being denied the sustained support and care necessary for them to thrive and develop normally;
  • Being denied access to appropriate medical care and treatment; and
  • Being exposed to demands and expectations which are inappropriate to their age and stage of development.

Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee’s Constitution Dec 2019

Child Protection Partnership

As part of the Child Protection Partnership in the north east, Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee works with Aberdeenshire and Moray CPCs in connection with:

Related Documents

CPC Annual Report 2017
CPC Annual Report 2018
CPC Annual Report 2019-20

Contact Details

Stuart Lamberton
Child Protection Committee Lead Officer
Aberdeen City Child Protection Committee