A joint inspection of services for children and young people at risk of harm in Highland

The Chief Executives of Highland Council and NHS Highland, the Commander for Police Scotland, Highlands and Islands, and the Chair of the Child Protection Committee, welcome the Care Inspectorate’s findings.

Collectively, they wish to highlight the key strengths in relation to the partnerships prompt and effective responses when children were at risk of harm.

The Care Inspectorate also found that the partnerships response remained a strength throughout the pandemic.

The Care Inspectorate noted that the partnerships were robustly sharing information and working together in making decisions that ultimately ensured that children at risk of harm were safe. 

The inspectors also identified a number of key areas for improvement, which are fully accepted to ensure continuous improvement of services across Highland.

The improvement journey commenced prior to inspection.  The findings of the inspection will enable the partnership to continue its journey relentlessly focusing on the best possible outcomes for children and families across the Highlands.

The full report can be read here.

15 Dec 2022