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***Work is ongoing to improve these pages. The links above will give you more information on the role we all play in protecting children and young people.***

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Human Trafficking

The government are launching a new toolkit for First Responders, including local authority officers, to assist in making a referral of a potential victim of human trafficking to the National Referral Mechanism.

The NRM toolkit has been developed as a resource to improve the formal identification of victims through the National Referral Mechanism in Scotland. This will ensure that both professionals and potential victims are clear on the process and possible outcomes of this national pathway to identification and protection. It's been developed by Action Area 1 of the Scottish Government’s Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy and in partnership with First Responder organisations in Scotland. The toolkit has been designed for ease of use and to promote the need for a trauma informed approach to identification and support for all adult and child survivors recovered in Scotland.

Action Area 1 will refresh the toolkit at regular intervals, so we recommend you directly access the toolkit via the Migration Scotland website.  If you have any issues with content or external hyperlinks, please contact the Scottish Government Human Trafficking Team at human.trafficking@gov.scot with details.

If you are worried about a child or young person

Speak to someone as soon as possible and tell them about your concerns.

If you consider a child or young person to be in IMMEDIATE danger then call Police Scotland on 999.

For non-emergency calls, you can call Police Scotland on 101 or the Social Work Contact Centre on  03451 551503 or email sw.enquiries@fife.gov.uk

Out of office hours (9 am to 5 pm) the Emergency Social Work number is 03451 550099.

Child Protection Training

Fife Child Protection Committee offers a range of free child protection training for anyone working or volunteering with children, young people or families in Fife.  You can find out more about the courses on the child protection minisite under Inter-Agency Child Protection Training.