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’s Services Plan Annual Report 2017/2018

This is the first annual report (PDF) following the publication of the Integrated Children’s Services plan. The vision, is to create the right environment to enable children to be ambitious, confident, healthier and safe and will only be delivered if we work together with children, young people and their families through a strong partnership.

Moray CPC Annual Report 2016/17

The Moray CPC Annual Report 2016/7 has now been completed following the recent consultation. The report highlights the progress made in key areas of Child Protection during the last 12 months and contains the Improvement Plan which sets out the priorities for the year ahead. This plan is a live document and is always subject to updates and change.


Children’s Services Bulletin
2017 - September, October, November, December

2018  -  January, February, March, April, May June and July

Partnership Hub News Bulletins - no longer issued  

Final Issue, Issue No 26, Issue no 25, Issue no. 24, Issue no. 23, Issue no. 22, Issue no. 21, Issue no. 20, Issue no. 19, Issue no. 18, Issue no. 17, Issue no. 16, Issue no.15, Issue no. 14, Issue no. 13, Issue no. 12, Issue no. 11, Issue no. 10, Issue no. 9, Issue no. 8Issue no. 7, Issue no. 6, Issue no. 5, Issue no. 4, Issue no. 3, Issue no. 2, Issue no. 1


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.


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.


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 and the final approved version will be updated in due course.

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


Information Sharing


Training Opportunities

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