The Aberdeenshire Child 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 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 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.
|Chief Social Work Officer||Role of CSWO|
|Detective Chief Inspector||Police Scotland|
|Head of Service||Education, Aberdeenshire Council|
|Principal Educational Psychologist||Education, Aberdeenshire Council|
|Head of Service||Children’s Services Social Work, Aberdeenshire Council|
|Lead Nurse Child Protection||NHS Grampian|
|Operational Lead Nurse Children and Families||Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership|
|Consultant Paediatrician Lead for Child Protection and Adoption and Fostering||NHS Grampian|
|Social Work Manager Adult Services||Aberdeenshire Adult Services Social Work Health & Social Care Partnership|
|Locality Reporter Manager||Grampian Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration|
|Area Support and Improvement Partner||Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS)|
|Chair||Any working group for the Committee|
|Service Transformation Manager GIRFEC||Connectivity to GIRFEC Strategic Group|
|CPC Lead officer||Child Protection Committee|
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. This has been supplemented by the advice and guidance document Protecting children and young people: Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer responsibilities