Looking after our children is very important and it is not just the responsibility of parents/carers but everyone.
SHIP play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. We have regular contact with children and young people so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.
SHIP safeguard children by:
creating safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
teaching children and young people about staying safe
maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem
Here is a link to a Scottish Government leaflet about Child Protections issues. It gives you guidance on things to look out for and what to do if you have a child protection concern.
If you are worried about the welfare and safety of a child, young person or an adult who may be at risk of harm, we’d like to remind you about how to report a concern:
Child protection and duty team - (24 hours)
Police (Non Emergency Number) 101
In an emergency call 999
NHS 24 111
Childline 0800 1111
Crime Stoppers Scotland 0800 555 111
Another useful website with lots of help and advice is the NSPCC -
The NSPCC have also produced a great booklet for
parents/carers/professionals to teach children with
additional support needs - 'The Pants rule'. The
underwear rule that will help keep young people safe.
Click the picture to see a video on teaching deaf children the 'Pants rule'.