Protecting Children and Young People in Tayside

NHS Tayside recognises that all children and young people have a right to be protected and that all adults have a responsibility to protect them from harm.

We are committed to continually improving our child protection arrangements, ensuring that systems and services are in place to promote and protect the wellbeing of children and young people in Tayside. 

Child protection is a top priority for NHS Tayside in order to Get it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and young person.  We work collaboratively with our key partners, to ensure children and young people in Tayside are protected, who are:

  • Angus Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
  • Police Scotland

NHS Tayside has a Child Protection Service comprising of:
  • A Lead Paediatrician
  • Lead Paediatricians in each of our 3 locality areas (Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross)
  • A Lead Nurse
  • A Team Manager
  • Nurse Advisors - Child Protection
  • Administrative staff

Their role is to ensure that all staff within NHS Tayside have access to sound advice, appropriate training and supervision and feel confident and competent in their role to protect and promote the wellbeing of children and young people.


What to do if you have concerns about a child

As a member of the public, if you are worried about potential child abuse or neglect, you can speak to a Health Visitor, Nursery Staff, Teacher, Family Doctor, Social Worker, Police Officer or the Children's Reporter. 

Useful Telephone Numbers

 AngusDundeePerth & Kinross
Lead Paediatricians01382 83510801382 30797101738 564215
Lead Nurse - Tayside Wide 01382 443518 
Team Manager -
Tayside Wide
 01382 443522 
Nurse Advisor -
Child Protection
01241 43547201382 30796701738 564295
Police Scotland
Family Protection Unit (FPU)
01241 43574101382 30798001738 892911
Social Work01241 43545001382 30794001738 476768
Out of HoursHealth - Tayside wide
(Paediatrician on call)

01382 660111
Social Work -
Angus & Dundee

01382 307964
Social Work -
Perth & Kinross

08453 011120
ChildLine0800 1111Free24 hour advice
Dundee Child Protection Line01382 307999  

Useful Website Addresses