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What is child protection?

Child protection means that there are arrangements in place to protect children from neglect and abuse. There are lots of people working to protect children in Lanarkshire. These include teachers, nursery staff, health visitors, family doctors, police officers and children’s reporters.

They work for a number of organisations: NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and Police Scotland. Together, they are responsible for looking after the welfare of children in Lanarkshire.

What if I’m a child being abused - who can I speak to?

Talk to an adult you trust such as a parent or teacher and tell them what is happening.

Any of the people listed above (teachers, nursery staff, health visitors, family doctors, police officer, and children’s reporters) will be happy to listen to anything you want to tell them.

There is more help and advice at the Childline website or call Childline confidentially on 0800 1111 for free, 24-hour advice.