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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 (GIRFEC) 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.

Police Scotland Public Protection Unit
National Police child protection information.

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.

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.