We are still here to help
If you or someone you know is at risk of harm or abuse, we are still here to help.
It is everyone's responsibility to protect children, whether it be at home, at school or in the community.
If you have concerns about a child or young person, please contact our Social Work Service on 01563 554 200 (Kilmarnock) or 01290 427 720 (Cumnock). Out of normal office working hours you can call 0800 328 7758.
If a child is at immediate risk, phone the police. Dial 999.
How can we help you?
Read our frequently asked questions to find out more about Child Protection in East Ayrshire.
Information on Equal Protection Act
The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in October 2019.
Section 1 of the Act makes it illegal to physically punish a child and will come into force on 7 November 2020.