The Aberdeenshire Child and Family Protection Committee is a strategic partnership responsible for the design, development, publication, distribution, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of child protection and domestic abuse policy and practice across the public, private and wider third sectors in the Aberdeenshire area.

All agencies have the objective of improving outcomes for children by making sure children get the help they need, when they need it and have the right to be safe, protected from abuse, neglect and harm.

The Aberdeenshire Child and Family Protection Committee is part of a larger framework of Public Protection arrangements in Aberdeenshire. The overall aim is the prevention of harm to vulnerable groups and involves working with both victims and perpetrators.

Committee Membership

The Aberdeenshire Child and Family Protection Committee is a multi-agency group with members from the Police, Health, local authority and third sector organisation’s. The role of each agency is to give individual and collective leadership and direction for the management of child protection services by promoting child protection policy and practice.

TITLE REPRESENTING
Detective Chief Inspector Police Scotland
Head of Service Education, Aberdeenshire Council
Quality Improvement Manager Education, Aberdeenshire Council
Head of Service Children’s Services Social Work, Aberdeenshire Council
Social Work Manager Children’s Services Social Work, Aberdeenshire Council
Child Health Commissioner NHS Grampian
Consultant Nurse Child Protection NHS Grampian
Child health Lead, Aberdeenshire HSCP NHS Grampian
Consultant Paediatrician Lead for Child Protection and Adoption and Fostering NHS Grampian
Chair of Children and Families Sub-Group Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, ADP
Chief Executive Third Sector
Social Work Manager Adult Services Adult Services Social Work, Health & Social Care Partnership, Aberdeenshire Council
Locality Reporter Manager Grampian Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
Chair Any working group for the Committee
Service Transformation Manager GIRFEC Connectivity to GIRFEC Strategic Group
Lead officer Child and Family Protection Committee

Committee Functions

In June 2014, the Scottish Government published the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014 which describes the functions of Child Protection Committees as continuous improvement; strategic planning and public information and communication.

Continuous Improvement

  • Policies, Procedures and Protocols
  • Self-Evaluation in Improving Services to Protect Children
  • Promoting Good Practice
  • Learning and Development

Strategic Planning

  • Communication, Collaboration and Co-operation
  • Making and Maintaining Links with Other Planning Fora

Public Information and Communication

  • Raising Public Awareness
  • Involving Children and Young People and their Families

Constitution & Committee Minutes

Committee Constitution – Constitution Act of the Aberdeenshire Child and Family Protection Committee(pdf 652kb)

Committee Minutes – 2016-10-20 ACFPC Minute approved (docx 60kb)

Committee Minutes – 2016-04-28 ACFPC Minute approved (docx 62kb)

Committee Minutes – 2016 01 28 ACFPC Minute Approved (docx 59kb)

Committee Annual Reports

Aberdeenshire Child and Family Committee Annual Report 2015 (pdf 547kb)