Child Protection Committee

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 and Arran, Police Scotland, Scottish Children's Reports Administration (SCRA), Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, East Ayrshire Children's Panel and the Third Sector.

See full details of our 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), and as revised in the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (Scottish Government, 2014).

Contact Information

Social Services (Kilmarnock)
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1HU
Telephone: 01563 554200
Social Services (Cumnock)
Rothesay House
1 Greenholm Road
Cumnock
East Ayrshire
KA18 1LH
Telephone: 01290 427720
Emergency Social Work Service
Tel: 0800 328 7758
Note: The Emergency Out Of Hours Social Work Service is available after 5pm until 9am, Monday to Friday and throughout the weekend, including 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.
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