Children and Young People


Child Protection

Child Protection is everyone’s responsibility. If you need more information contact:

Phone: 01224 523232


but do not use these contact details to pass on concerns about a child.



Worried about a child in Aberdeenshire? If you would like to speak to someone, seek help or pass on information or concerns, contact:


Social Work

Children & Families local Social Work Office



For the link to telephone numbers for each office or evenings & weekends call the out of Hours Service

Phone: 0800 7315520 (free)



Emergency 999

Non-emergency 101


Do not worry about being wrong: you may only know part of the story.  Other people may know more and your action could be the key to end a child’s suffering.


ParentLine Scotland

A national helpline providing advice and support for anyone caring for or concerned about a child.

Open seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Mon-Fri: 9am – 10pm

Sat-Sun:12 noon – 8pm

Phone: 08000 28 22 33 (free)





A service for children and young people provided by the NSPCC.  If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small, it can really help if you talk to someone.

You can contact ChildLine anytime – calls are free and confidential.

Phone: 0800 1111



Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide

A national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK and to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.  Papyrus provides confidential advice through the HOPElineUK phone, text and email service.

Phone: 01925 572444

Text: 07786 209697

Hopeline: 0800 0684141 (free)


For confidential suicide prevention advice email:



Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This website provides a free and comprehensive source of information for young people, parents and professionals about the range of mental health difficulties and disorders that may be encountered during childhood and adolescence.




Respect Me

Scotland’s anti-bullying service funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland.

Respect Me work with all adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others.

Phone : 0844 800 8600

Email :




A UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.  They provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parent’s Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.

Phone: 0808 802 5544 – parent helpline. (free)



Get Connected

The UK’s free, confidential and multi-issue helpline service for young people under 25yrs who need help, but don’t know where to turn.  The service is available 365 days a year over the phone, via web chat, email or on a free app.  The website also includes a searchable directory of support services.

Phone: 0808 808 4994 (free)



Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Provides bereavement care to adults and children of all ages with local community based teams providing one-to-one support.

Phone: 0845 600 2227 (calls cost 5p per min plus standard network fee)