Document Downloads

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Protecting Children Information for Service Providers

Child protection guidance for organisations providing services for children and young people

Getting it Right for Children and Families Affected by Parental Alcohol and Drug Use in Lanarkshire

Practice guide in order to support working together to ensure that children and young people affected by parental problematic alcohol and/or drug use reach their full potential.

Child Protection procedures (Polish)

Child protection procedures for staff written in polish

Supporting professionals to meet the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation

The aim of this practice guide is to provide professionals with learning from
an exploratory research study addressing the needs of children and young
people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual
exploitation (CSE).

Practice guide (PDF)

Size: 2.24 MB

CSE - new definition from Scottish Government

The new CSE Definition set by the Scottish Government.

Forced Marriage Multi Agency Guidance

This document is intended to provide initial guidance for any member of staff working in a South Lanarkshire organisation who may come into contact with people at risk of forced

UNCRC Articles

UNCRC Articles - Protecting children and young people’s rights


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SLCPC SMART Outcomes - Working with CYP & Families Guidance (2018)

A Multi-Agency summary guidance for practitioners and Managers.

SLCPC A Guide Guide on Supporting an Upset Child or Young Person (2018)

This short guide offers ways to ensure a child or young person feels listened to, understood and respected.

SLCPC A Quick Guide for Parents - Leaving Children Home Alone (2018)

We all want to make sure that our children are safe and that we are doing the right things when we are making decisions about leaving them alone or in the care of other people.


CELCIS as a centre of excellence in child protection and looked after children, now offers a specific page dedicated to child sexual exploitation. A highly recommended resource.


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SLC Public Protection Strategy 2021-24

You can download a copy of the South Lanarkshire Public Protection Strategy here

Information for people worried about Child Abuse or Neglect

This leaflet is for anyone worried that a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect

National Framework of Learning and Development

National Framework

South Lanarkshire CPC & APC Joint Multi-Agency Transitions Guidance & Escalation Process for High Risk or Complex Cases in South Lanarkshire


Domestic Abuse during Self-Isolation, Shielding and Social Isolation

NHS lealfet

SL CPC Self Learning Pack 2020

Self-Learning Pack

SL CPC Self Learning Pack 2020 (PDF)

Size: 617.21 KB

South Lanarkshire CPC Child Sexual Exploitation

Multi-agency guidance


Information and advice for children, young people and their parent/carers

SL CPC Sexting Guidance for Multi-Agency Practitioners and Managers

Multi-Agency Guidance

Significant Case Reviews

Significant Case Reviews

SL CPC Multi-Agency Court Skills Guidance - Giving Evidence in Court

Multi-Agency Guidance

SL APC/CPC Chronology of Significant Events Guidance


SL CPC/APC County Lines Exploitation Guidance


SL CPC Participation and Engagement Strategy


Working with Resistance and Challenging Families Multi-Agency Guidance

Multi-Agency Guidance

Pan Lanarkshire -Equal Protection Practitioners CP Guidance

Practitioners Guidance

Good Practice Guide Domestic Abuse and the Protection of Children

Domestic Abuse Guidance

SL Public Protection Learning and Development Programme 2024

Learning and Development Programme

Multi-agency Child Protection Procedures 2023

Child Protection Procedures