Report a child at risk

Child protection

It's everybody's job to make sure that children are protected from abuse.

On 7 November 2020, a law came into effect in Scotland that makes smacking a child an offence.

If you are worried that a child may be at risk of serious harm, please contact a professional to discuss your concerns:

  • Phone Children's Services on 0131 271 3413 (office hours) or 0800 731 6969 (out of hours).
  • Phone the Police on 101 or in an emergency 999.
  • Speak to a member of staff at the child's school.
  • Speak to any Health professional.

Email general enquiries to the Children's Wellbeing assessment team:

Public protection

For information about child protection or wider public protection, and for up to date and relevant policies please visit: