The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee is a forum that's made up of representatives from a range of organisations. These include:
- Stirling Council
- Clackmannanshire Council
- NHS Forth Valley
- Police Scotland
- voluntary and independent bodies that work with children and families
The main purpose of the committee is to:
- ensure that child protection activity in Stirling and Clackmannanshire complies with national and local standards
- promote better outcomes for children and young people in these areas
As laid out in child protection legislation, the committee's specific responsibilities are to lead on:
- policies, procedures and protocols
- self-evaluation, performance management and quality assurance
- promoting good practice
- training and staff development
- strategic planning
- public information and communication
The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee reports to the Chief Officers' Group. This is explained in the committee's 'terms of reference' document.
Relationship with Child Protection Committees Scotland (CPCScotland)
Child Protection Committees Scotland (CPCScotland) is a national body. It’s made up of professionals who work together to improve the protection of children right across the country.
CPCScotland supports the work of child protection committees throughout Scotland, including the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee.
Both the Chair and Lead Officer of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee:
- attend CPCScotland’s quarterly meetings
- contribute to the work of CPCScotland
- share communications and developments highlighted by CPCScotland with our partner organisations
You can find out more about CPCScotland and its work on the CPCScotland website.