Are you worried about a child?

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 share your concern by contacting your nearest social work office.

Social Services

Irvine & Kilwinning: 01294 310300 or Email:

3Towns: 01294 310005 or Email:

Kilbirnie: 01505 684551 or Email:

North Coast: 01475 687592 or Email:

Arran: 01770 600742 or Email:

(If unsure what team to contact then please contact the Irvine & Kilwinning Team)


Police Scotland

at any police office or by calling 101 (Ayrshire Public Protection Unit)


Ayrshire Out of Hours Service: 0800 328 7758

If you have a concern in the evening, weekend or on a public holiday, please contact Ayrshire Urgent Care Service.


North Ayrshire Child Sexual Abuse Strategy

The North Ayrshire Child Sexual Abuse Strategy, which is the first of its type to be launched in Scotland, sets out the actions North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee will take in order to prevent ALL types of child sexual abuse in North Ayrshire, to protect those at risk from sexual abuse, and to support those who are experiencing abuse or who have experienced it in the past, with the rights and needs of young people at the heart of the strategy.

Click on the links below to find out more:

North Ayrshire Child Sexual Abuse Strategy

North Ayrshire Child Sexual Abuse Strategy (Plain English)

North Ayrshire Child Sexual Abuse Strategy (Plain English Accessible)

We’ve also developed an online awareness-raising module, which helps to explain how North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee aims to support all adults who live and work in North Ayrshire to protect children from sexual abuse in any form. The module is suitable for anyone to take part in and you can access it by clicking on the link below.

North Ayrshire Child Sexual Abuse Strategy Awareness e module

Want to know more about child protection?

Click on the link below to access some basic child protection awareness training.

Child Protection Awareness for Members of the Public

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.

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:

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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