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Useful external links

Aberlour Child Care Trust

This organisation helps Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and their families who need additional help.

Action for Children

Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the UK


Barnardos is a voluntary organisation which supports children and young people's right to be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination



An award winning bullying prevention charity who work with families, schools and communities across the UK.


Being a Witness in Criminal Court Proceedings

Scottish Government Booklet giving advice on being a witness in Criminal Court Proceedings.


Bullying UK

Bullying UK can give you lots of useful advice and support if you are being bullied.


Care Inspectorate

Independent Government agency formed to improve the quality of social work services across Scotland.


Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre

This organisation is part of the UK Police and is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children.


Child Protection in Sport Unit

The Child Protection in Sport Unit works to safeguard children and young people from abuse during sporting activities.



Childline is a free and confidential counselling service for children and young people who are experiencing problems.


Childnet (Know It All

An extensive range of education resources designed to educate parents, teachers and young people about the safe and positive use of the internet.


Children's Charter

A Scottish Government document which sets out what children and young people need and expect to help protect them when they are in danger of being, or have already been, harmed by another person.


Children 1st Dundee

Provides support to children and families, including providing Buddy for children in the child protection process.


Children's Hearings

Information for families on the Children's Hearing system.


Children's Hearings Court Proceedings

Being a Witness in Scottish Government Booklet giving advice on being a witness in Children's Hearings Court Proceedings.


Children's Reporter

The Children's Reporter investigates each child referral to decide if compulsory measures of supervision are needed to protect the child.


Children in Scotland

National agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.


Citizen's Advice Scotland

Provides information and advice on your rights and available services.



A website developed in partnership with Tayside Health Board and Dialogue Youth where young people can chat anonymously and confidentially about health issues affecting them.



People and communities have the right to live without crime or the fear of crime.  Crimestoppers offers an anonymous method of passing information to the police.  If you know of any criminal activity, ring 0800 555 111 and pass on the information.


Dundee City Council

Link to services provided by local authority


Dundee Womens Aid

Provides advice and support to women children and young people who are experiencing Domestic Abuse.



Provides support to those who have experienced or are experiencing  rape, sexual abuse or have been sexually exploited.


End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT)

A children's rights organisation campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children.


Framework for Standards

Scottish Government Document.


Getting it Right for Every Child

Getting it Right for Every Child is a programme that aims to improve outcomes for all children and young people.


Hands On Scotland

Online resource produced by Playfield Institute Fife  for people working with troubled children and young people.


HMIE Children's Services Reports

HMIE website where you can search for reports by Local Authority.


Info Scotland

The national child protection line.


Internet Watch Foundation

The UK hotline where the public and professionals can report their inadvertent exposure to illegal online content.


Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)

To develop a world-class, knowledge-based social services sector which through learning, creativity and partnership will deliver positive outcomes for the people who access Scotlands social services.



Kidscape works across the UK to keep children safe from bullying and sexual abuse.


Lucy Faithful Foundation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse. We work closely with frontline workers and professionals such as police officers, social workers and education staff to ensure children are as safe as they can be.  We keep children safe in all our work


National Referral Mechanism for Child Victims of Trafficking

Scottish Government Report.


NHS Tayside

Information on health services and resources within Tayside.


NHS 24

Up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland.


NSPCC Inform

Child Protection resources for anyone working to safeguard children.


Parentline Scotland

Information and advice for parents and carers to help support them to care for their children.


Police Scotland

The website of Police Scotland, the police force responsible for law enforcement across the whole of Scotland.


Respect Me

Scotland's Anti-Bullying Service provides practical advice and guidance for children, young people, parents and practitioners on dealing with bullying.


Safeguarding Children in Scotland who may have been Trafficked

Scottish Government Guidance developed to support professionals in identifying, assessing and providing appropriate support for children who may have been victims of trafficking.


Safe and Well Handbook

Scottish Government publication for Education & Children's Services staff.


Save the Children

Save the Children works all over the world including the UK to save children's lives and campaign for their rights.


Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People (SCCYP)
Scotland's Commissioner's job is to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland have their rights respected.


Scottish Child Internet Safety Action Plan

Scottish Government publication on how to keep children and young people safe on-line.


Scottish Child Law Centre

We help children and young people, their families and carers, and professionals working for and with children by providing free expert legal advice and information through our advice line, email and text services.


Scottish Children's Report Administration (SCRA)

Information on the work of SCRA which focuses on children most at risk.


Scottish Government Children's Hearings

Scottish Government Information for children about the Children's Hearing system.


Scottish Government New Child Protection Website

The Scottish Government has launched a new national website with clear, accessible information on what the public should do if they are concerned for a child's welfare.


Scottish Government Revised National Guidance for Child Protection

The guidance provides a national framework within which agencies and practitioners at local level - individually and jointly - can understand and agree processes for working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.


Scottish Social Services Council
Responsible for registering people who work in social work in Scotland.


Scottish Women's Aid

Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse.


Shelter Scotland

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.


Police Scotland Public Protection Unit

National Police child protection information.


The Hideout
Run by Women's Aid and aims to provide help, information and support for children and young people who are affected by domestic violence.



Practical advice for children, young people and parents when using the internet and mobile phones.


UK Safer Internet Centre

Provides the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly.


United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC)

A multi-agency centre providing a central point for the development of expertise and co-operation in relation to the trafficking of human beings.



A worldwide organisation working specifically for children.


Who Cares? Scotland

A voluntary organisation offering advocacy and support to children and young people in care.


Young Scot Website

Local information on a wide range of topics for Perth & Kinross Youth aged 11 - 26 years.