Child Protection Referral Form.pdf
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Glasgow Life Child Protection Policy.pdf
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Whilst it is the responsibility of child protection agencies such as social work and police to investigate whether or not abuse has taken place, it is everyone's responsibility to report concerns about a child.
Reporting to the Duty Contact
If you have concerns about a child you should report them immediately to your Leader in Charge and the Duty Contact, or the appropriate child protection lead in your agency. You should clearly record your concerns, and what action you take. If you decide to take no further action at this stage you should clearly record why, and also how you will monitor the situation.
The Duty Contact can be contacted on 0141 276 8423
Sharing your concerns
You may have noticed something about a child or their situation that does not yet amount to a risk of significant harm, but still gives you cause for concern. You should contact a colleague from another agency who has contact with the child - for example, their Health Visitor or the CP Co-ordinator at their school - to share your concerns.
If you believe the child is at risk of significant harm, you should contact the child's social worker if they have one, or the duty worker at the local social work office. In the first instance, this should be made by telephone.
Social Work Services - South West
0141 276 8700 / 2900
An emergency out of hours service is available from the Standby Service Phone: 0800 811505
A REFERRAL FORM MUST ALSO BE COMPLETED WHICH IS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.