Child Protection Policy

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Every child or young person has the right to be safe and protected from any avoidable situation or acts which might result in that child:

  • Being physically, sexually or emotionally harmed in any way.
  • Put at risk of physical, sexual or emotional harm, abuse or exploitation.
  • Having their basic needs neglected or experiencing that their needs are met in ways that are not appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Being denied the sustained support and care necessary for them to thrive and develop normally.
  • Being denied access to appropriate medical treatment.
  • Being exposed to demands and expectations which are inappropriate to their age and stage of development.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014