All children and young people have the right to be protected and kept safe from harm.
We all have a responsibility to try to make sure this happens.
We use the Scottish Government's framework, called
Getting it Right for Every Child, to help us identify children who may need
Looked after children
We have legal duties and powers to safeguard and promote the welfare and young people
We work with children and young people and their families on a voluntary basis whenever
When this isn’t possible, a Children’s Hearing may have to impose a Compulsory Supervision
Order. This may result in the child being looked after at home or looked after
away from home.
Looked after at home
This is where children who are the subject of a Compulsory Supervision Order by a
Children’s Hearing, but remain at home with their families.
Looked after away from home
This is where we, or the Children’s Hearing, have placed a child or young person
- Foster carers
- In a residential setting
- With relatives or friends