GIRFEC Aberdeenshire

What Getting it Right for Every Child means:

For children, young people and their families:

WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD?

Protecting children is the responsibility of every member of the community, not just child protection services.  Remember – if you suspect abuse, do not rely on someone else to notice.

If you would like to speak to someone, seek help or pass on information or concerns:

Social Work

Monday to Friday during office hours contact Aberdeenshire Children & Families Team 01467 537111 (Ellon) or 01467 537555 (Inverurie)

Evenings & Weekends call the Out of Hours Service on 03456 08 12 06

Police – Emergency 999  Non Emergency 101

Do not worry about being wrong: you may only know one part of the story. Other people may know more and your action could be the key to ending a child’s suffering.  Signs of abuse can range from poor personal hygiene and hunger to unexplained injuries or self-harm.  If a young person tells you they are being abused:

Protecting Aberdeenshire’s children is everyone’s business.  Further information can be found at http://www.girfec-aberdeenshire.org/