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.
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.
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.
- Policies, Procedures and Protocols
- Self-Evaluation in Improving Services to Protect Children
- Promoting Good Practice
- Learning and Development
- 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 Aberdeenshire CPC 2017 (doc 114kb)
Committee Minutes – 2017 07 27 Aberdeenshire CPC Minute approved (docx 54kb)
Committee Minutes – 2017 04 20 ACFPC Minute approved (docx 66kb)
Committee Minutes – 2017 01 19 ACFPC Minute approved (docx 66Kb)
Committee Minutes – 2016-10-20 ACFPC Minute approved (docx 60kb)
Committee Minutes – 2016-04-28 ACFPC Minute approved (docx 62kb)
Committee Annual Reports
Aberdeenshire Child and Family Annual Report for 2016 (docx 12Mb)