Useful Links

Fife Child Protection Committee is currently developing this part of the website as a useful resource for parents, carers, practitioners and the wider community.

Links for children and young people have been included in the Children and Young People section of our website.

We hope you find these links useful. Please note these links will take you to external websites.

 

 

 

ADES - The Association of Directors of Education website

 

ACPOS - The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) is the professional voice of police leadership in Scotland working in partnership with central and local government.

 

ADSW - The Association of Directors of Social Work is a constituted group of senior social workers who work in Scottish local government.

 

Barnardo's Family Support Service - Barnardo's provide a children's rights service and advocacy support to children as well as services to children affected by parental substance misuse, outreach to young people aged 12 -18  years in NE Fife and Glenrothes and eductiaon input to schools.

 

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - part of UK police dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse. There’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

 

Child Protection in Sport - help for sporting organisations to put safeguards in place to keep children and young people safe, providing advice, consultancy and training on the development and implementation of child protection policies and procedures.

 

ChildLine – national helpline for children.

 

Childnet (Know it All) - an extensive suite of education resources designed to help educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet.

 

Children First - supports families under stress, protects children from harm and neglect, helps children recover from abuse, promotes children's rights and interests.

 

Children’s Hearings – information for families and practitioners on the Children’s Hearing system.

 

Children in Scotland - national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.

 

Citizen’s Advice Scotland - provides information and advice on rights and available services.

 

COSLA - COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all Scottish councils.

 

Counselling Directory - If you're in need of support, search the counselling directory network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist

 

Crimestoppers Scotland- If you know of any criminal activity, for the sake of your community and the need to remove the fear of crime you should ring 0800 555 111 and pass on the information.

 

CVS Fife – directory of community groups and voluntary organisations in Fife

 

Police Scotland - information on policing and community safety.

 

Fife Domestic and Sexual Abuse Partnership - information and advice

 

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre- (FRASAC) is an independent voluntary organisation offering a range of free and confidential support services to anyone, male or female, who has been raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.  A dedicated Young Person's worker provides support to young people aged 12 - 25 to address their issues.

 

Fife Rights Forum - healthy Fife website. A range of information including Fife's Joint Health Improvement Plan

 

Fife Voluntary Action - Fife Voluntary Action promotes and supports local community and voluntary action. If you are involved with a charity, community group, social enterprise or voluntary organisation, or are looking to get involved in your local community, then we offer a range of support services of interest to you. Almost all of our services are free of charge.

 

Frae Fife - information on Rights and Services for Ethnic Minority Communities Living and Working in Fife.

 

Frontline Fife - offers a comprehensive and co-ordinated response that meets the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of being made homeless.  Services are free and confidential.

  

Getting it Right in Fife - guidance and information for professionals working in Fife.

 

GIRFEC Guide - Scottish Government FIRFEC Guide for anyonw working with children and young people, including pracitioners working in adult services with parents and carers.

 

Handsonscotland - offers extensive practical information and hands on techniques to respond helpfully to troubling behaviour.  A new section on how to help children flourish has been developed for parents, carers and those working with children.

 

Health Promoting Schools - the Fife Health Promoting School Accreditation scheme is a framework through which schools can develop a structured, focused approach to health initiatives and gain recognition for, and feedback on their achievements.

 

Infoscotland – the national child protection helpline.

 

Internet Watch Foundation - The IWF is the only recognised organisation in the UK operating an internet ‘Hotline’ for the public and IT professionals to report their inadvertent exposure to potentially illegal content online.

 

Moodcafe - Promoting mental health resources.  Includes section for Children and Young People, and Parents.

  

NHS Fife - information on health services and resources within Fife

 

NHS 24 - provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland.

 

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland- improving the quality of care provided by health services in Scotland.

 

ParentLineScotland - information and advice to parents and carers to help support them to care for their children. Type "child safety" into the search facility on the website for further info related to child protection issues in Scotland.

 

Parentzone - part of Learning Teaching Scotland and aims to develop partnerships between parents and schools. It contains information and advice on a range of issues. For information on child protection follow the link "Your child's wellbeing".

 

Playfield Institute - provide assistance and support to frontline workers who are directly or indirectly involved in the prevention, promotion and care of children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

 

Respect Me – Scotland’s anti bullying service offering practical advice and guidance for children, young people, parents and practitioners.  This includes advice on bullying behaviour via mobile phones, the internet, gaming and social networking sites.

 

Safe Space - provides a free and confidentail range of support services for people who have experienced sexual abuse.  A support service is available for 12 - 18 year old survivors of sexual abuse.

 

Scottish Ambulance Service - advice and information and publications.

 

Scottish Child Care and Protection Network - This online directory brings together information about organisations and initiatives of interest to the child care and protection community in Scotland

 

Scottish Government Child Protection website - includes clear, accessible information on what the public should do if they are concerned for a child’s welfare

 

Scottish Social Services Council - responsible for registering people who work in social work in Scotland.

 

Scottish Child Law Centre - The aim of the Centre is to promote knowledge and use of Scots law and children's rights for the benefit of children and young people in Scotland.

 

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) – information on the work of SCRA which focuses on children most at risk.

 

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People (SCCYP) - promotes and safeguards the rights of children and young people living in Scotland.

 

Scottish Government - responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport.

 

Scottish Women’s Aid – domestic abuse helpline

 

Social Work Inspection Agency - Independent Government agency formed to improve the quality of social work services across Scotland.

 

Solace - The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Mangers was formed in 1974. Its aim is to promote excellence in public service.

 

Sport Scotland – national agency for sport in Scotland.

 

Staying Safe Online is a mini site created by Fife Council to provide advice on how to stay safe and secure when online, along with information about useful websites and other information sources.

 

Thinkuknow –practical advice for children, young people and parents when using the internet and mobile phones. There’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

 

Victim Support Fife - practical and emotional support to all victims of both reported and unreported crime.

  

Vodaphone Parents Guide - how to protect your child in the digital world.  Getting to grips with social networking, chatrooms etc.

 

WithScotland brings together information about organisations and initiatives of interest to the child and adult protection community in Scotland. The directory is constantly changing and evolving as more organisations request to be listed.

 

Who Cares? Scotland – a voluntary organisation working with and for children and young people in care providing a range of services including advocacy, advice, information and support.

 

Young Scot – information for young people on a wide range of topics.

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