Child Protection

Welcome to "Protecting Highland's Children" - a gateway to the Highland Child Protection Committee and its work.

Child Protection in Context.

What is Child Abuse?

Concerned about a child?

Tell someone what your concerns are - speak to a teacher, a doctor, a health visitor, a social worker, a police officer, a youth worker or nursery staff. Phone 08000 938 100 (Office Hours) or Emergency out of hours service - 0845 601 4813
For General Enquiries e-mail:CPAdmin@highland.gov.uk

Alternatively contact any of the numbers below.

Children's Services Area Offices

  • Alness & Invergordon, 62 High Street, Invergordon, IV18 0DH - 01349 855528
  • Golspie, The Highland Council, Drummuie, Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6TA - 01408 635360
  • Inverness West Family Team The Rowans, New Craigs Hospital, Leachkin Rd, Inverness, IV3 8NP - 01463 883795 – covering the Associated School Group’s of Charleston Academy, Glenurquhart High School and Inverness High School.
  • Inverness East and Nairnshire Family Team - Nairn Town & County Hospital, Cawdor Rd, Nairn, IV12 5EE - 01667 453951- covering the Associated School Group’s of Culloden Academy and Nairn Academy.
  • Inverness Central Badenoch and Strathspey Family Team - 5 Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NN - 01463 252999 – covering the Associated School Group’s of Inverness Royal Academy, Millburn Academy, Kingussie High School and Grantown Grammar School.
  • Lochaber, Fulton House, Gordon Square, Fort William, PH33 6XY - 01397 707025
  • Mid & West Ross-shire, 4 Fodderty Way, Business Park, Dingwall, IV15 9XB - 01349 868700
  • Skye & Lochalsh, Tigh-na-Drochaid, Bridge Rd, Portree, SKYE, IV51 9ER - 01478 612943
  • Tain, Scotsburn Road, Tain, IV19 1PR - 01862 893021
  • Thurso, 16 High Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8AG - 01847 893835
  • Emergency out of hours service - 08457 697284
Children's Disability Service - North  will, as appropriate and subject to available specialists, assist and lead on Child Protection work as agreed between the Children's Disability Team Manager and the relevant Children's Service Team Manager - 01349 861508

Police Scotland Public Protection Units (Highland & Islands Division)

  • East Area (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch, Strathspey) Telephone No. 01463 228573
  • Central Area (Western Isles, Ross, Cromarty, Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh) Telephone No. 01349 869335
  • North Area (Caithness, Sutherland, Easter Ross, Orkney and Shetland) Telephone No. 01847 805334

    Out of Hours:  Force Operations Centre, Police Headquarters Telephone No. 01463 715555

    Child Protection Advisors
  • NHS Highland CPAs
  • Education, Culture & Sport  - 07917596598