Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee is a multi-agency forum accountable for the development

Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee is a multi-agency forum accountable for the development, management and review of child protection inter-agency practice and policy across Clackmannanshire and Stirling. The Child Protection Committee comprises representatives from Stirling Council, Clackmannanshire Council, NHS Forth Valley, Police Scotland and Voluntary and Independent sectors. It is responsible for guaranteeing child protection practice conforms within National and Local criteria. We have a legal duty as Practitioners to protect child from harm and therefore must follow the individual Child Protection guidelines set within our own establishments in accordance with the local and national principles. All staff refresh their knowledge and understanding annually at Child Protection Training. During the training all staff are reminded that child protection is everyone’s concern and emphasises a child within Scots law is anyone under 16. However young people under 18 may still require protection, for example if they have additional support needs. Further guidance is given to practitioners to minimise the possibility of allegations of abuse being made against them and to reflect on their own practice. By following their own establishment’s child protection and other safeguarding policies and guidance on good working practice they should protect themselves from such allegations.