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Child Protection Planning Meeting (CPPM) for children and young people.

This is a meeting to talk through the concerns and to decide how best to keep you safe and well.  Your social worker will use words and pictures to explain to you what people are worried about and to help you know what is happening and what will happen next. 

There are things that need to be discussed at the planning meeting and these can be seen in the Child Protection Planning Meetings Agenda (PDF) [484KB] (opens new window) .  Depending on your age your social worker will have agreed a Danger Statement and Interim Safety Plan with you and your family.   You should also have a copy of the Interim Safety Plan which you may have helped create.

Your parent or guardian will have a copy of the report at least two days before the meeting. Dependant on your age you may also receive a copy of the report.  

You will be given the opportunity to talk to the Chairperson prior to the Child Protection Planning Meeting.  Your social worker will arrange for this to happen.

You will also be invited to attend and depending on your age, you will be invited to attend all or part of the meeting.  If you have an advocate they can attend for you or can work alongside the social worker to support you to attend.

The Child Protection Planning Meeting will include people who know you, for example:-

  • Nursery or School Staff
  • Health Visitor
  • Social Worker
  • Police
  • Housing Staff
  • Youth Worker
  • Addiction Services
  • Voluntary Organisations

There will be an opportunity for everyone to ask questions and the Chair of the meeting will make sure everyone has a chance to speak.  Once everyone has had space to speak, including you, the people in the meeting will make a decisions about what happens next. 

There are a few different outcomes at this stage:-

  • That there are no concerns for you and that no further action needs to be taken.
  • That there is a need for you and your family to be supported and that this support can be given by one agency.
  • Your name may be placed on the Child Protection Register because there are worries about you. 
  • That a report has to sent to the Reporter at the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration because the people at the meeting think you may not be safe.

You will be advised how you can appeal the decision to the Child Protection Planning Meeting if you do not agree with the decision made. 

After the meeting your parent or guardian will be sent a note of the actions that were made and a copy of the meeting minute, which is a record of who said what at the meeting, you will receive this within 15 days.