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Child Protection Committee logoChild Protection Committees are locally-based, inter-agency strategic partnerships responsible for the design, development, publication, distribution, dissemination, implementation, embedding and evaluation of all child protection policy and practice across the public, private and wider voluntary/third sectors in their local authority area.

In East Ayrshire, the Child Protection Committee is a partnership between:

  • East Ayrshire Council
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Children's Reports Administration (SCRA)
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • East Ayrshire Children's Panel
  • Third Sector

Meetings and membership

Role and function of the committee

The core functions of the East Ayrshire Child Protection Committee (EACPC) relate to: 

  • strategic planning
  • continuous improvement
  • public information
  • communication

The Committee operates within the framework of the original guidance on the operation of child protection committees in Scotland (Scottish Executive, 2005), as revised in the National Guidance for child protection in Scotland (Scottish Government, 2021) and the more recent guidance provided by the Scottish Government's Protecting Children and Young People Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer Responsibilities Guidance 2019 (PDF 376 KB) .

Contact Information

Social Services (Kilmarnock)
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554200
Social Services (Cumnock)
Rothesay House
1 Greenholm Road
East Ayrshire
KA18 1LH
Telephone: 01290 427720
Social Work: Ayrshire Urgent Care Service
Note: The Emergency Out Of Hours Social Work Service is available after 5pm until 9am, Monday to Thursday and after 4pm on Friday until 9am on Monday (throughout the weekend). It is also available during public holidays. You will be put through to the Ayrshire Social Work out of Hours Response Service. A qualified Social Worker will assess the circumstances referred.