Keeping Kids Safe During Lockdown

As most of Scotland re-enters lockdown, and the re-opening of schools and nurseries is delayed, families across the country face new challenges and stresses, and some children may experience abuse or neglect.

CPCScotland is keen to maintain its messaging that it’s vital for everyone to be alert to signs that all is not well for a child or young person and to take action if they’re worried about a child’s wellbeing during this phase of the pandemic.

The role of the community to use their ears and eyes to help keep children safe from harm is particularly important when most children are not in the usual routine of school or nursery. As such, CPCScotland is continuing to repeat our core message that it’s always better to say something than do nothing.

CPCScotland are not launching a formal campaign for the latest phase of lockdown, but we hope local CPCs and our partner organisations will support our ongoing child protection messaging during the pandemic.

You can support this work by linking to a new Keeping Kids Safe During Lockdown page on the Child Protection Scotland website and by using some of the suggested social media content, hashtag and images below on your own digital platforms and social media streams.

For Social Media content, please click below
CPS – Keeping Kids Safe During Lockdown – Jan 2021

It’s everyone’s responsibility to keep children safe from harm.

For further information please contact:

Mairi Damer, Child Protection Committees Scotland’s communications consultant