The work of the child protection committee
We believe that all children and young people in North Lanarkshire have the right to be cared for and protected from abuse and harm in a safe environment in which their rights are respected. This is the North Lanarkshire Child Protection Committee Vision.
We have a lead responsibility for multi-agency child protection policy and practice in North Lanarkshire and we promote co-operation and joint working across organisations for the protection of children.
The functions of Child Protection Committees across Scotland are set out in the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021.
These include working with partners to:
- undertake self-evaluation activity to help us understand how well we are doing and the best way to improve services
- have an oversight of multiagency procedures, protocols and guidance and develop and update these when required to improve our response to children and young people at risk
- develop and deliver training to help keep our workforce up to date with the skills and knowledge they need to help protect children
- raise awareness of child protection with everyone, including through the production of public information materials
Judith Tait is the independent Chair of North Lanarkshire Child Protection Committee and the committee includes representatives from a range of agencies including social work, education, the police, health and the third sector.
North Lanarkshire Child Protection Committee Annual Report (2021/2022) and Business Plan (2022/2023)
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The report and business plan outlines the work we have done in the past year and our priorities and plans for the current year.
|Current members of the committee|
|Judith Tait||Independent Chair||North Lanarkshire Child Protection Committee|
|Nicola McGrath||Co-ordinator Child Protection||North Lanarkshire Child Protection Committee|
|Julie Henry||Detective Superintendent||Lanarkshire Q Division|
|Ann Marie Sangster||Head of Service Public Protection||NHS Lanarkshire|
|Carrie McCulloch||Associate Director of Nurse||NHS Lanarkshire|
|Alison Gordon||Head of Children Families and Justice Social Work Services||Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire|
|Lila Agrawal||Lead Paediatrician Child Protection||NHS Lanarkshire|
|Fiona Swift||Manager, Children & Families||North Lanarkshire Council, Education & Families|
|Andrew Gillies||Manager, Children & Families||North Lanarkshire Council, Education & Families|
|Katy Lang||Locality Reporter Manager North Lanarkshire||Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration|
|Gerard McLaughlin||Head of Education (North/Central/South)||North Lanarkshire Council, Education & Families|
|Lindsey Mitchell||Development Officer||North Lanarkshire Council, Education & Families|
|Helen Sneddon||Service Co-ordinator (Domestic Abuse)||North Lanarkshire Council, Education & Families|
|Eleanor Hillcoat||Housing Service Manager (Community Safety)||North Lanarkshire Council, Enterprise & Housing Resources|
|John Holleran||Development Officer (North)||Lanarkshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership|
|Jane Kirkhope||Legal Manager||North Lanarkshire Council, Corporate Services|
|Janet McInness||Area Convenor||North Lanarkshire Children’s Panel|
|Nancy Ferguson||Principal Psychologist||North Lanarkshire Council, Education & Families|
|Joyce Morgan||Agreed representative||Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL)|
|Dr Lucy Munro||Medical Director||NHS Lanarkshire|