The Child Protection Committee (CPC) is the primary strategic planning forum for inter-agency child protection work in Orkney. We aim to raise awareness, amongst staff in all agencies dealing with children to the possibility of abuse and neglect. CPC promotes the highest standards of inter-agency practice to protect vulnerable children and has a key role in evaluating how well local services work together to protect vulnerable children. CPC is responsible for raising awareness within the local community of the need to safeguard vulnerable children including knowing how to report concerns.
This consultation aims to find out what victims/survivors of abuse in care think about a potential financial compensation/redress scheme for those who experienced abuse in care in Scotland.
At the end of the consultation, an options paper will be produced for Scottish Government to consider when making its decision on whether to establish a financial compensation/re dress scheme.
The consultation is open to all victims/survivors of historical abuse in care as defined by the Terms of Reference of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.
For more information, or to find out how to comment, please go the CELCIS website via the 'Related Sites' section of this page, and search for 'financial redress'.
The consultation closes on 17 November 2017.
Orkney Child Protection Committee Secretary, Orkney Health and Care Children and Families Services.
Telephone: 01856873535 extension 2642.
A number of information documents and forms regarding Child Protection are available from the 'Related Downloads' and 'Related Sites' section of this page.
The Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill published today following introduction to Parliament. It can be seen here, alongside accompanying memoranda. A news release is also now featuring on the Scottish Government website here.