For Young People


All children and young people have the right to be kept safe from harm.

If you're worried about something, or if you don't feel safe and you're not sure what to do, remember there are a lot of people who can help.

If you are worried about your safety, you can call:

  • 01224 306877 (Joint Child Protection Team)
  • 0800 731 5520 (Emergency Out of Hours)
  • 101 (Police Scotland)
  • 0800 11 11 (Childline)

You can also talk to someone in your family who you trust, or to a teacher or social worker.


Information available below:

-Online Safety
-Alcohol and Drug support
-Mind Of My Own App
-Equal Protection Act
-Information on Child Protection processes
-Information on how to access independent support if you are involved in a children's hearing



Online Safety

Think U Know   - CEOP is an organisation that does a lot of work on online safety for children and young people. Have a look at their website for information on the sites and apps you like to use.

Samaritans - Online Safety   - Guidance on staying safe online, co-designed by young people with lived experience of self-harm and suicidal feelings and experience of supporting others at risk.


Alcohol and Drugs

A.D.A.M. website - Another's Drinking Affects Me

This is a website for children and young people aged 11-16 years who may be affected or are concerned by another person's drinking (this could be a mum, dad, a grandparent, brother, sister or friend).

A.D.A.M. has been developed in consultation with young people who have experienced harm as a result of someone else's drinking and offers an opportunity to explore IF and HOW they are being affected. There are over 51,000 children and young people in Scotland living with a parent who has an alcohol problem.  Many will suffer in silence and may find it difficult to talk about what is happening at home. A.D.A.M. offers suggestions on how to cope and provides sources of help and support.


Mind of my own 

Care-experienced young people and their families who may be finding the lack of face to face contact and social isolation difficult during the current Covid-19 lockdown can still use the Mind of My Own app to stay in touch with their social work professional.

With the use of Mind Of My Own, users can help overcome feelings of anxiety, isolation or loneliness by sending their worker a statement , which will be received by email, to let them know how the user is feeling and allow the individual to feel connected and digitally close to them at this time.

The app can be downloaded from an app store or by creating an account at mind of my own.

If potential users find this difficult, they can contact their worker and be supported through the downloading process.


Equal Protection Act - Physical Punishment and You 

Below are two helpful pages that answer questions you might have on the new 'Equal Protection Act' that protects you from physical punishment by a parent or carer:

Physical Punishment and You - Questions and Answers 

Want to talk to someone about the new Equal Protection Act?


Information on Child Protection processes

What's the Child Protection Register?

What's a Case Conference?


Independent Advocacy Service for Children and Young People involved in Children's Hearings in Aberdeen:

Advocacy Service Aberdeen – Information leaflet for children in the Children’s Hearing System

Advocacy Service Aberdeen – Information leaflet for teenagers in the Children’s Hearing System

How do I get in touch with an advocacy worker?

Find out more about advocacy for children and young people here -



Rights, Wellbeing and the Child’s Plan


This document tells you about your rights, explains wellbeing and the Child's Plan.

Aberdeen City Integrated Children's Services Plan 2017-2020

The Integrated Children’s Services (ICS) Partnership is responsible for the strategic planning of services for children and young people across Aberdeen City. Find out more about the ICS Partnership here.
Aberdeen City’s Children’s Services Plan 2017-2020 sets out the ICS Partnership's vision and priorities for children and young people’s services. It outlines how the services working across the Local Authority’s catchment will come together to share resources and services to improve outcomes for our children and young people. Read the full version of Aberdeen City Integrated Children's Services Plan 2017-2020 here.
A short version of Aberdeen City Integrated Children's Services Plan 2017-2020 is available here.
The Aberdeen City Integrated Children’s Services Plan 2017- 2020 Year One Annual Report (2017/18) is available here.



Engagement with Children and Young People

Children and Young People helped us to develop the Aberdeen City Integrated Children's Services Plan 2017-2020.  Find out how by watching the video below.


To read the full report on how Children and Young People helped us to develop the Aberdeen City ICS Plan click here

Child-friendly and Dyslexia-friendly versions are also available.

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