Moray Child Protection Committee

This section contains the national guidance for Child Protection Committees in Scotland together with local arrangements for child protection in Moray.

The Role of Moray Child Protection Committee

On the 1st April 2013 the Moray Child Protection Committee (MCPC) took over many aspects of the role previously provided by the North East Scotland Child Protection Committee (NESCPC).

The chair of the MCPC is the Head of Integrated Children's Services and the vice chair is Head of Primary Care, Prevention and Child Health, NHS Grampian.  

The committee meets four times per year and is supported by the Child Protection Coordinating Group, The Practitioners Reference Group and a number of short-term sub groups.

The three main functions of the MCPC are: 
    a.  Public information
    b.  Continuous improvement
    c.  Strategic planning

Membership

Chairperson: Head of Integrated Children's Services, Education and Social Care
Vice Chair: Head of Primary Care, Prevention and Child Health, NHS Grampian
Committee: 3 x Councillors from The Moray Council
  General Manager, Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership
  Corporate Director
  Legal Services Manager
  Third Sector Representative
  Armed Forces Representative
  Domestic Abuse Forum Representative
  Partnership Officer - Child Protection

National Guidance

The roles, responsibilities of Child Protection Committee's are set out in the Scottish Executives "Protecting Children and 'Young People: Child Protection Committees".  It also outlines the role of other groups which relate to these bodies, underlining in particular the need for child protection work to be closely linked to integrated children’s services planning, GIRFEC and Community Planning.

Please see the latest National Guidelines for further information on Child Protection Committees.

Moray Child Protection Committee Meeting Minute

Moray CPC Improvement Plan 2014/15

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

mcpc@moray.gov.uk

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