Document Downloads

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Protecting Children Information for Service Providers

Child protection guidance for organisations providing services for children and young people

Good Practice Guidance on domestic abuse and the protection of children

Domestic abuse can have serious effects on outcomes for children. This guidance provides information on best practice

Child Sexual Exploitation Information for Practitioners in Lanarkshire

This information booklet aims to provide practitioners with further information about child sexual exploitation and the risks to children and young people

Getting it Right for Children and Families Affected by Parental Alcohol and Drug Use in Lanarkshire

Practice guide in order to support working together to ensure that children and young people affected by parental problematic alcohol and/or drug use reach their full potential.

Underprotected Overprotected

Children with learning disabilities at risk of sexual exploitation. Research published on 10 September 2015. Follow link to documents

SLC - Transition Planning Guidance for Staff

Transition Planning Guidance for Staff working with
Children, Young People and Families in areas of Adult and Child Protection Practice

16- 18 year olds

Child Protection procedures (Polish)

Child protection procedures for staff written in polish

Supporting professionals to meet the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation

The aim of this practice guide is to provide professionals with learning from
an exploratory research study addressing the needs of children and young
people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual
exploitation (CSE).

Practice guide (PDF)

Size: 2.24 MB

CSE - new definition from Scottish Government

The new CSE Definition set by the Scottish Government.

Annual report

Child Protection Committee
Annual Report - April 2015 to March 2016

Forced Marriage Multi Agency Guidance

This document is intended to provide initial guidance for any member of staff working in a South Lanarkshire organisation who may come into contact with people at risk of forced

UNCRC Articles

UNCRC Articles - Protecting children and young people’s rights


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SLCPC SMART Outcomes - Working with CYP & Families Guidance (2018)

A Multi-Agency summary guidance for practitioners and Managers.

SLCPC A Guide Guide on Supporting an Upset Child or Young Person (2018)

This short guide offers ways to ensure a child or young person feels listened to, understood and respected.

SLCPC A Quick Guide for Parents - Leaving Children Home Alone (2018)

We all want to make sure that our children are safe and that we are doing the right things when we are making decisions about leaving them alone or in the care of other people.


CELCIS as a centre of excellence in child protection and looked after children, now offers a specific page dedicated to child sexual exploitation. A highly recommended resource.

SLC Public Protection Strategy 2017-18

You can download a copy of the South Lanarkshire Public Protection Strategy here

Information for families involved in Child Protection Process

This leaflet is intended to help families who become involved in child protection investigations.

Information for people worried about Child Abuse or Neglect

This leaflet is for anyone worried that a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect

Gender Based Violence Learning and Development Programme 2018-2019

This is a guide to the gender-based violence courses

Public Protection Learning and Development Programme 2018-2019

This is a guide to public protection courses