Information for Parent, Carers and Families

Children and Families Access Team: Monday to Friday from 9 am until 5 pm on 01343 554370.  The Duty Officer will be available to discuss concerns about the care and protection of any child in the local community. You can also email the Access Team on with non-urgent concerns.

Out of Hours Service: Out with these hours enquiries are dealt with by the Out of Hours Service who can be contacted on 03457 56 56 56.

Police: you can call 101 to discuss a concern or you can call 999 in an emergency

What is abuse and neglect?      What can be harmful or have an impact on children?

Useful Websites:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command
Help for and advice about online sexual abuse.
Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

NSPCC Support for Parents
Parenting can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. This website has parenting tips for all stages of a child's life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.

Parentline Scotland
Every family needs a helping hand sometimes. From moments of crisis, to everyday challenges, Parentline can help. There is a range of support and advice on the website including a chat function and phone line.

Scottish Child Law Centre
Free confidential legal advice service is provided via telephone and email, on all aspects of Scots law relating to children and young people. All calls and emails are answered by fully qualified solicitors.

Thinkuknow is a website to help protect children both online and offline. There are resources for children, young people and parents/carers.

Young Minds
This website has lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child with mental health - from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services. 

Please note that The Moray Council is not responsible for the content of external websites

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 543451

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