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       Information Relating to Young People

If you or someone you know needs to talk, you can contact Childline anytime

 

Childline 0800 1111

 

calls are free and confidential

 

You can also contact childline by

email or text you can ask questions,

        post on the message board,

        play games, videos and fun stuff

 

www.childline.org.uk

 

Here's some more useful websites aimed at children, young people and their guardians.

Young Minds

https://www.youngminds.org.uk

Mind - An organisation with information for young people aged 11-18

https://www.mind.org.uk/for-young-people/

NHS - Mental heath for children, teenagers and young adults

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/

NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

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Information

Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019 

 

The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019 came into force on 7th November 2020.

What is it?

The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019  removes the statutory defence at Court in relation to “justifiable assault” or “reasonable chastisement” in the exercise of “parental rights” or of a right derived from having charge or care of a child.

The Act will remove the common law defence of “reasonable chastisement”.  This defence was available to parents and carers charged with assaulting a child in their care.  This ceased in Scotland on 7 November 2020, when the removal of the defence come into force.  In essence, this means that it is no longer lawful to physically punish a child in Scotland.

Information about this Act is published on the Scottish Government website, and this may also be of interest to you: https://www.gov.scot/publications/physical-punishment-and-discipline-of-children-how-the-law-is-changing/.

Report a child protection concern

Angus Council Access Line to report a child protection concern Tel: 03452 777 778 or on Angus Council Website.

If a child is being abused or in danger now, call the police on 999

 

 

Where can children access advice, support and futher information?

  • They can call Childline for free on 0800 1111 or talk with an adult that they trust. 

 

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