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Child Protection

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)


01738 476768


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'.

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