What's New in Child Protection

On this page Moray Child Protection Committee will publish documents, articles and electronic links relating to new and emerging policy developments which may be of interest to visitors to the site.  If you would like to include any item in this part of the website please contact the Moray CPC Integration Officer for Child Protection mcpc@moray.gov.uk.

Current News

Moray Children Services Plan 2017-2020

Our Children's Services Plan is the result of close working and co-operation between partner agencies involved in delivering Children's Services across Moray and at the heart of this plan are the GIRFEC agenda and Children's Rights.  This plan details how the partnership will build on the good work already being carried out and make improvements to services wherever they are required.

Moray Child Protection Committee Annual Report 2018

This CPC report outlines the improvements and activities from the CPC and associated sub groups; Neglect Working Group, Significant Case Review Group, and the Coordinating Group.  This CPC report also highlights the next steps to be taken in relation to future planning for the next 12 months and beyond.

http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file123472.pdf

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland was published in 2010 and refreshed in 2014 to ensure that it remains relevant and up to date for local agencies and practitioners working together to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children.

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0045/00450733.pdf 

Child Protection Partnership

The North East Scotland Child Protection group have been renamed the Child Protection Partnership. The partnership covers the Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Moray local authority areas and maintains responsibility for the Child Protection Register, Significant Case Reviews and Joint Training Provision.

http://www.childprotectionpartnership.org.uk/

Conducting a Significant Case Review

Following the Scottish Child Protection Committee Chairs (SCPCC) meeting on 17 September 2014, it was agreed to revise SCR guidance in consultation with the Care Inspectorate (CI) and each CPC across Scotland. This is the guidance that Moray CPC will follow.

Significant Case Review Guidelines

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is illegal in Scotland and in the UK - it is considered a form of child abuse and is a violation of the child's right to life, their bodily integrity as well as their right to health. It is illegal for anyone in the UK to circumcise or assist in the circumcision of a girl. It is also illegal for any UK national or any UK permanent resident to circumcise or assist in the circumcision of a girl outside of the UK.

The UK home Office has produced a leaflet 'Female Genital Mutilation - The Facts' which may provide a helpful introduction to the issue. 

National Risk Assessment Framework
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/11/7143/0

GOPR

Good Practice Guidance for use by all practitioners working with children, young people and families affected by substance use.

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/07/9484

Information Sharing
http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_80430.html

 

Training Opportunities

Contact Us

(Not for reporting child protection concerns)
Moray Child Protection Committee
The Moray Council, Education and Social Care,
High Street, Elgin
IV30 1BX

01343 563424

01343 563990

mcpc@moray.gov.uk

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