Safety and Protection

Safety and Protection

When we are concerned about your safety and protecting you from harm, we will:

  • Treat any information that you are at risk of harm as a priority;
  • Ensure that we are sensitive to your needs and put your safety and care at the centre of everything we do;
  • Listen to what you tell us and speak to you before sharing information with other people, unless there are serious and/or immediate worries about your safety;
  • Work with other professionals to make sure we do everything we can to make things better for you.

Keeping children safe is a priority for Police Scotland. All child protection concerns reported to Police Scotland will be thoroughly investigated. Police Scotland is committed to working in partnership with other agencies, sharing information to protect children and providing support and interventions when required. Police Scotland is committed to keeping children safe online. We will continue to develop our capacity to identify the cyber risks to children and young people. We will work with partners to develop our preventative and educational response to help young people enjoy the cyber world safely. An example of this partnership work is with Scottish Government supporting Safe, Secure and Prosperous; A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland.