Child Protection Committee
Child 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.
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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
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 (PDF 4.1 MB) (Scottish Government, 2014).