Are you worried about a child or have some general questions?
If you are concerned that a child might be at risk of harm, scroll down for key information and advice that you can download. You should also consider sharing your concern by contacting one of the following:
Irvine: 01294 310300
Kilbirnie: 01505 684551
3Towns: 01294 605261
Arran: 01770 600742
Police Scotland at any police office or by calling 101 (Ayrshire Public Protection Unit)
Ayrshire Out of Hours Service: 0800 328 7758
Want to know more about child protection?
We have now introduced a self learning pack for staff / volunteers in all statutory and voluntary organisations that work with children and young people in North Ayrshire. Click on the Training Page for a copy.
Worried about someone aged 16 or over?
Adults (including young adults aged 16 or over) who are being harmed physically, financially, psychologically, sexually or who are at risk of neglect (including self-harm) should also be protected.
Please click here for the Adult Protection website for more information on recognising and reporting adults at risk of harm.
Free disclosure checks for voluntary groups
The Central Registered Body in Scotland (CRBS) provides FREE disclosures (police checks) for volunteers in the voluntary sector working with children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk. To find out if your voluntary organisation can access this free service, visit their website at: www.crbs.org.uk
On 28 February 2011, the Scottish Government introduced a new membership scheme to replace and improve upon the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups. This is called the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme). An information booklet can be downloaded from the list below.
Domestic Abuse – There’s No Excuse!
As many as 1 in 5 women in Scotland will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. This affects children and young people too. Anyone who needs to talk to someone about this should call the Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline FREE on 0800 027 1234 or visit their website at: http://www.sdah.org.uk/
Below we have a great selection of useful documents for you to download. Please click on the icon to begin the download.