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Child and Adult Protection

Child and Adult Protection

Child and Adult Protection means protecting the most vulnerable from abuse and neglect. 

Abuse and neglect can happen in different ways and can be carried out by anyone. Abuse can be a crime.

If you see something, are told something, or something doesn’t feel right, you need to report it. You can do this by contacting the following numbers:

Child Protection concern: 

  • 01259 225000 (day time) 
  • 01786 470500 (out of hours)

Adult Protection concern:

  • 01259 727010 (day time) 
  • 01786 470500 (out of hours)

If someone is in immediate danger, call 999.

Information on where to get help

The leaflets below have information on sources of help for young people, children, adults and the general public:

Public urged to keep eyes and ears open for children at risk during Covid-19

During the Covid-19 crisis, Clackmannanshire Council is urging everyone to keep their eyes and ears open for children who may be at risk during this time.

We recognise the impact a significant change in day-to-day life may have on vulnerable children.

We need the public to join efforts to protect potentially vulnerable children during the Coronavirus outbreak. And we urge everyone to play a part to keep local children safe.

If you’re at all worried about a child’s welfare it is much better to say something than do nothing.

Physical punishment and discipline of children is against the law.

In line with the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019, all forms of physical punishment of children is against the law with children having the same legal protection from assault as adults. 

More information can be found on the Scottish Government's website including factsheets for adults and children.

Useful information is also available for parents and carers on the Parent Club website.

Domestic Abuse support

If you or anyone you know would like more information on domestic abuse, please refer to our web page by following the link given.

Kinship Care Support

Who Cares Scotland has a dedicated information source for young people in kinship care or their carers who may be worried about Coronavirus.  They can be contacted on 0754 533 7152 or help@whocaresscotland.org.