Falkirk Child Protection Committee (CPC) is a multi-agency forum responsible for the development, co-ordination and review of child protection inter-agency policy and practice across the Falkirk Council area.
Our Child Protection Committee includes representatives from
• Falkirk Council
• NHS Forth Valley
• Police Scotland
• 3rd Sector Organisations
The CPC is responsible for ensuring that child protection activity complies with national and local standards and aims to promote better outcomes for children and young people.
The functions of Child Protection Committees are set out in the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014). The guidance provides a working framework of key functions which include:
- Continuous Improvement
– Policies, procedures and protocols
– Self-evaluation, performance management and quality assurance
– Promoting good practice
– Training and staff development
- Strategic planning
– Communication, collaboration and co-operation
– Making and maintaining links with other planning fora
- Public Information and Communication
– Raising public awareness
– Involving children, young people and families
The vision for Falkirk Child Protection Committee reflects that outlined in Falkirk’s Integrated Children’s Services Plan, that:
– All Falkirk children will be happy and healthy and enabled to make positive decisions about their own health and wellbeing.
– All Falkirk children will achieve their potential through learning and creativity, developing the skills and knowledge to make them fulfilled, happy adults
– All Falkirk children will grow up in a safe environment where they are protected, loved and enabled to enjoy their lives.
In addition, the CPC vision is to ensure that children in Falkirk are protected from abuse and that all agencies work together to keep children safe.
More information about the work of the Child Protection Committee and the achievements during 2014-16 can be found in the CPC Improvement Plan 2016 – 2018 and the CPC Biennial Report 2014-16