Sadly, child sexual abuse has not gone away.

Children are still being sexually abused in communities all over Scotland, and sexual abuse has found new platforms in the online age.

Child sexual abuse can happen once or continue for years. It can happen to any child, of any age and from any background. Children can be abused by members of their own family or by others, and sexual abuse can be perpetrated by men or women.

It is everyone‘s responsibility

Every child in Scotland has the right to be kept safe from abuse, neglect, exploitation and any other kind of harm that puts them at risk.

Who we are

Child Protection Committees Scotland (CPCScotland) is a national grouping of professionals who work together to improve the protection of children in Scotland.

Not all types of abuse are visible

The Child Protection Scotland website explains different kinds of child abuse, and what to do if you’re worried about a child or children.

Worried about a child?

If you’re concerned about a child, it’s better to say something than do nothing – it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect children from harm.

Find local help near you

Individuals and local communities can play huge part in protecting children, by supporting the great work already being done by professionals, official organisations, the police and the law.