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What does Dundee Child Protection Committee do?

Child Protection Committees are locally based, inter-agency strategic partnerships responsible for the design, development, publication, distribution, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of child protection policy and practice across the public, private and wider third sectors in their locality and in partnership across Scotland.

Their role, through their respective local structures and memberships, is to provide individual and collective leadership and direction for the management of child protection services across Scotland. They work in partnership with Chief Officers' Groups and the Scottish Government to take forward child protection policy and practice across Scotland.

Dundee Child Protection Committee

The Dundee Child Protection Committee core membership consists of representatives of key stakeholder agencies including Chief Social Work Officer, Chair of the Vulnerable Adolescent Partnership, Protecting People Team Leader, Lead Paediatrician Child Protection, Detective Chief Inspector Police Scotland and representatives from the third (voluntary) sector

The committee is chaired by an independent chairperson contracted  by Dundee City Council on behalf of Dundee Child Protection Committee. The Vice Chair role is undertaken by the Service Manager, Strategy and Performance Team, Children and families Service, Dundee City Council.

The functions of the Child Protection Committee are continuous improvement, strategic planning, public information and communication.

Dundee Child Protection Committee can be contacted through the Lead Officer, Protecting people on 01382 433517