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Child Protection

Children and young people have the right to feel safe and cared for and when a concern is raised, Social Work and/or the Police have a duty to investigate this. A Child Protection Investigation may be carried out by Social Work.  A Pre Birth Child Protection Investigation may be carried out for concerns relating to an unborn baby.

South Ayrshiire's Child Protecion Procedures reflect both the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014) and the West of Scotland Child Protection Consortium Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures (2015).

The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014) has been updated and known as National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2021) [LINK TO NATIONAL GUIDANCE] 

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