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Child Protection

Child Protection news

The ERCPC has launched its new Multi-Agency Child Protection Training Programme. All courses are FREE. Please visit the Improving Practice page and book now.

The lead officer for child protection can be contacted about any of these announcements at:

Lead Officer Child Protection
Tel: 0141 577 8300

January 2016

Media campaign: January will see the launch of the Scottish Government Campaign on tackling Child Sexual Exploitation across Scotland. East Renfrewshire has been part of the national work taking place and we welcome this campaign aimed at Parents, Carers and Young People. Look out for it on your TV screens towards the end of the month. More information will be available on our website after launch!

December 2015

Free training: As well as delivering learning and development opportunities to those who make up the multi-agency workforce, and offering free support to community groups; we often get requests to do special events. In December we worked alongside some local GPs and squeezed in working lunch opportunities. With excellent feedback, we plan to deliver more in the future. You can find further information on training on the ERCPC Improving Practice page.

November 2015

In November the Lead Officer Child Protection alongside other child protection professionals across our partners agencies, attended a National conference hosted by WithScotland. The event focused on new policy and practice development that is shaping both the current and future child protection landscapes. If you want to find out more about what is happening across Scotland, we recommend you visit their website and see for yourself!

October 2015

October is a very important month for Scotland as the government launches its Public Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse in Scotland. This is for those who suffered abuse whilst in care. If you would like to speak to a counsellor offering help specifically for survivors of historic in-care abuse please contact the In Care Survivor Service Scotland (INCSS) Helpline on 0800 121 6027.

September 2015

September is National Month of Action in tackling child sexual abuse. You will find loads of information throughout our site offering information on identifying signs, reporting concerns for a child or young person who has, or is a risk of becoming a victim of Sexual Abuse.  PLEASE SHARE your concerns as you really can make a difference. We can highly recommend the information packed website Stop it Now! for children, young people, friends, families and the public which can be found in the external websites section of this page or you can call 0800 1000 900 for confidential advice.

August 2015

The truth about self harm: Self-harm is a very common problem, and many people are struggling to deal with it. Perhaps you feel or have felt the need to harm yourself. Perhaps you have been self-harming for some time. Or maybe you have a friend, brother or sister or a son or daughter who is self-harming, or someone you teach or work with is doing it and you need to know more. If you want to know more please download the booklet:

This booklet is for anyone who wants to understand self-harm among young people - why it happens, how to deal with it, and how to recover from what can become a very destructive cycle. Please view and print for free.

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