Fighting for childhood in Scotland How we're standing up for children

We’re building a better future for Scotland's children through working with local services and communities and influencing national policy developments and political processes.

We use the information and learning gathered through our direct services with children and families to inform decision-making and encourage wider change to protect Scotland's children from abuse and neglect.

We want to move child welfare up the policy agenda and place it at the heart of building a better future for Scotland.


Scotland consultation responses

Our policy team in Scotland respond to government consultations and write briefings to influence the development of policies and laws that affect children and young people. Below are the most recent government consultations we've responded to.

Statistics on child protection in Scotland

Official statistics help tell us how many children have been identified as needing support or protection in Scotland.

See the statistics

How child protection works in Scotland

Find out how the systems and laws of Scotland work to help keep children safe from abuse and harm.

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Research and resources

Equally protected?

A review of physical punishment research published since 2008.
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Getting it right for mothers and babies

Report outlining current provision of postnatal and antenatal mental health services in Scotland, and making recommendations for future developments.
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Challenges from the frontline

Investigates how welfare reform and austerity policies are affecting work with vulnerable families in Scotland.
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More research from Scotland

Find more research and resources from Scotland in our library catalogue.

View research reports

Services for children and families in Scotland

Boy leaning on a climbing frameWe have service centres across the United Kingdom which offer a combination of services to children, families and professionals. We support parents and families in caring for their children and provide therapeutic assistance to help children move on from abuse.

We also provide help and support through the NSPCC helpline, Childline and our work with schools.

Find out what services are available for children and families in Scotland - and how to get in touch:

What you can do in Scotland

Child protection training in Scotland

We have a range of Scotland specific training courses and a consultancy service that can help you grow your child protection knowledge and skills.
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Find an event near you

From marathon to skydives, bake sales to gala dinners, we've got an event for you in Scotland.

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Make a donation today

A child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Donate now and help us be there for every child.

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