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Concerns about a child

General information about Child Protection

What families and the general public can do to keep children and young people safe.

The East Renfrewshire Child Protection Voluntary, Private and Community Group have produced new guidance to support all those who are involved in the running and organising of community Groups in East Renfrewshire. The guidance acknowledges that children and young people attending groups often learn and develop different skills and make new friends. They also learn to trust the adults involved. This places staff / volunteers in a unique position in children's lives. There may come a time when a child chooses to confide in a volunteer or when a volunteer or staff member feels that there is a concern about a child's situation.

Your group has a duty to ensure that staff / volunteers are equipped with the necessary information and knowledge to give that the child the help and support they need at that time. Staff and volunteers must always speak to their designated Child Protection Officer in the first instance. The new guidance can be found related documents.

For more information about the guidance please contact the Lead Officer Child Protection.

Lead Officer Child Protection
Email: publicprotectiontraining

Tel: 0141 577 8300

If you have a concern about a child or young person please visit Concerns about a child for a list of contact details for Social Work or the Police.

This leaflet tells you about Scotland's laws on protecting and caring for children and young people. It also tells you about what is expected of adults who look after children:

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