Investigations of allegations of emotional abuse – specific issues

Information in the section entitled “Investigations of Allegations of Child Abuse” applies here.

In general emergency measures are not required and concerns are more likely to be cumulative.

It is recognised that this category overlaps with other categories of abuse as all abuse of children involves emotional abuse.

A full assessment, using South Ayrshire’s GIRFEC framework, is likely to be required.

Where child protection concerns are identified, and/or concerns arising from the assessment, the co-ordinator, children’s services, should consider whether a child protection case conference should be convened.