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Child Protection

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. 

Find out more about how you can help or how you can get help at Child Protection Scotland.

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.


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.
Police Scotland
Telephone (to report a crime): 101
Telephone (in an emergency): 999