Regardless of your role, you play an important part in protecting children and young people in North Ayrshire.

You have the following responsibilities: 1) To be aware of your organisations child protection policy / procedure 2) To be alert to indicators of concern in children and young people you come into contact with 3) To respond to concerns you have about a child by acting in accordance with your organisations procedure The downloads below will support you in fulfilling these responsibilities. They can be downloaded and printed off for your convenience.

West of Scotland Interagency Child Protection Procedures

Child protection policies and procedures in North Ayrshire are informed by West of Scotland Interagency Child Protection Procedures. You can access these procedures using the following link
WOS Child Protection Procedures

Key Contacts

Social Services

Irvine: 01294 310300 Kilbirnie: 01505 684551 Saltcoats: 01294 605261 
Arran: 01770 600742 Police Scotland at any police office or by calling 101 Ayrshire Out of Hours Service: 0800 328 7758

Adults at Risk of Harm

Adults (including young adults aged 16 or over) also have rights to be protected from harm – whether this is physical, financial, psychological, or sexual harm, or who are at risk of neglect (including self-harm). Click here  for the Adult Protection website for more information on recognising and reporting adults at risk of harm, as well as to access the current Training programme


Please click link below to see supplementary Child Protection National Guidance in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic from the Scottish Government.


North Ayrshire Protecting People Core Information Covid-19 emergency FINAL

Information to support those temporarily working with Children and Families

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Supplementary National Child Protection Guidance v16.4.20

COVID-19 Supplementary Violence Against Women Guidance

COVID-19 Supplementary Violence Against Women Guidance – Exec Summary

Useful Documents

Below we have a great selection of useful documents for you to download. Please click on the icon to begin the download.

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