Information for Parents and Carers

Within this section you will find lots of information about services for children and families in need of support.  Please see the links on the right-hand side for information on what to do if you are concerned about a child, and further advice regarding child safety.

Child Protection Investigations

Our Child Protection Leaflet (172.2kB) provides information for families who have become involved in child protection investigations to help them to understand why people are concerned, what is likely to happen during the investigation, what will happen after the investigation and where families can get help.

Child Protection Case Conferences, other Meetings and the Child Protection Register

Information about Case Conferences, other Child Protection meetings and the Child Protection Register can be found in Child Protection Process.

Meetings are arranged to get people together to share information about your child and your family and to consider whether your child is at ongoing risk of significant harm.’

Child Protection Posters and Information Cards

A colourful Child Protection Poster (796.4kB) was distributed to all schools, all council venues, police offices, places that the general public gather such as libraries, drop in centres, doctors waiting rooms, public buildings, dentists’ waiting rooms and other areas of high public footfall across  the Western Isles as part of a drive to ensure that everyone could be made aware of what to do and who to contact if they are worried about keeping children safe.

An Information Card (614.9kB) is also available for parents, practitioners and the general public, with advice and contact details for reporting any concerns they may have. It is proving very popular at Child Protection training events.

Useful Website Links

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)



Parentline Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Police Scotland.

Scottish Child Law Centre (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Thinkuknow (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Contact Us

Here at Western Isles Council there are people who can help you. If you would like to speak to us, please call us on 01851 822737 or email us on