Child protection registration

When the threshold of concern about future risk and the need for Child Protection has been reached, the child’s name may be placed on the Child Protection Register.

Registration should reflect the key causes of concern which result in risks to the child and which will be addressed in the child protection plan. All relevant areas of concern should be listed.

The concerns under which the child is registered can be changed at review Child Protection conference over time as concerns change and knowledge of family patterns and functioning increases.

The indicators of risk are listed under Definitions of Abuse.

There is no ‘at risk’ category.

(National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014)