About Highland CPC

The Scottish Government requires every Local Authority area to have a Child Protection Committee, bringing together key agencies that work with children and their families “To work together collectively to identify and commission inter-agency activity with respect to protecting children and young people.”

Highland Child Protection Committee is a multi-agency partnership responsible for:
· Raising public awareness of child protection issues
· Co-ordinating prevention activities with children and their families
· Providing child protection guidance and training
· Implementing national child protection initiatives
· Assuring the quality of responses to child protection issues.

The CPC comes under the umbrella of 'Safer Highland', a Public Protection Committee led by Chief Officers from Highland Council, NHS Highland and Police Scotland. The Chief Executive of Highland Council Sponsors the CPC and the Chair of the Social Work and Housing Committee acts as Political Champion.CPC membership is at Director level. In addition there is a Delivery Group consisting of child protection leads from partner agencies, which provides a mechanism for advising Chief Officers and implementing policy.

For further information, please visit www.hcpc.scot