Child Protection for the Third Sector

Child Protection is everyone’s responsibility and as a sector we should develop confidence in knowing what to do and who to contact if you have a concern. Here is some key information about Child Protection in Highland, including training.

Highland Child Protection Committee is here to help you find out what to do and who to contact if you are concerned about a child and information on what might happen next. 

The Committee is a multi-agency partnership responsible for:

– Raising public awareness of child protection issues

– Co-ordinating prevention activities with children and their families

– Providing child protection guidance and training

– Implementing national child protection initiatives

– Assuring the quality of responses to child protection issues

Third Sector Keeping Children Safe Reference Group

A mandated sub-group of the Highland Child Protection Committee which comprises third sector organisations who meet quarterly to network and raise awareness of child protection related matters and to feed into the CPC on behalf of the third sector. Interested in joining?


If so, contact Care and Learning Alliance on 01463 222569.

Free Training and Guidance


Coronavirus Family Information and Support area- Info, web links, play ideas, contacts and etc. 

CALA  launched a new free e module Understanding Child’s Plans and  are gifting free access to on the e-module ‘Supporting Young Children’s Behaviour for Parents’ for the duration of COVID-19. 

To obtain a voucher to undertake a free An Introduction to Child Protection e-module then please contact and they will send instructions along with the voucher code to you.

E-learning modules relating to child protection are also available free of charge from our partners within the Care and Learning Alliance. 

You can download the Child Protection Guidance and Toolkit for Community Groups and Third Sector Organisations here.

To book on to a face to face training courses click here

Bulletin | June 2020

Read the latest edition of the Keeping Children Safe child protection bulletin here.



HTSI is an independent charity on a mission to support, encourage and inspire work with community groups, clubs, charities and other third sector organisations throughout Highland.

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The Highland Third Sector Interface is a Scottish Registered Charity SC043521 and a Scottish Registered Company SC425808