For professionals

Regardless of your role, you play an important part in protecting children and young people in West Lothian.

You have the following responsibilities:

  1. To be aware of Edinburgh and Lothians Child Protection Procedures and your organisation's child protection policy / procedure
  2. To be alert to indicators of concern in children and young people you come into contact with
  3. To respond to concerns you have about a child by acting in accordance with your organisation's procedure.

The downloads below will support you in fulfilling these responsibilities:

7 Minute Briefings

Case Reviews

I have been asked to attend a Child Protection Planning Meeting. What does that involve?

Everyone invited to a Child Protection Planning Meeting  is expected to provide a report and attend the meeting. If at all possible you should ensure that parents/carers/children attending the meetings are aware of the content of your report. More detailed information about Child Protection Planning Meetings  is on page 32 of the Edinburgh and Lothians Multi-agency Child Protection Procedures 2023.

Further information on your role is in the leaflet: 

You should receive a copy of this with your invitation. Please take time to consider it, especially if you have not attended a Child Protection Case Conference very often.

Child Protection Committee Newsletter