Vision of Angus Child Protection Committee

The vision

Our Children and Young People will be safe and protected from harm at home, school and in the community

The Values of Angus Child Protection Committee

Angus Child Protection Committee has agreed a set of values which will underpin their work.

This means that every decision, development and statement made by the committee, the sub-committees and the members of the committee will reflect these values.

We will ensure that these values underpin our planning, self-evaluation and improvement, partnership work and training. Our values sit well alongside the principles outlined in the Tayside Plan for Children, Young People and Families 2017-20.

  1. Our committee embodies the value of respect. In our language and our actions we treat all children, young people and their families, and staff who work to protect children in our area with respect. We demonstrate mutual respect between all partners and services that are represented on the committee, and within our meetings listen to and respect each other, and encourage full participation of all members.
  1. The work of our committee is child-centred.  The rights, needs and views of children and young people lead our work. In all our planning, decision-making and training, we ensure that our actions have a positive impact on children. We challenge decisions and actions, which in our view do not take sufficient account of the rights, needs and views of children and young people.
  1. As a committee, we embrace challenge. We challenge ourselves to do our best, but also to be open to challenge from others and challenge each other within a supportive environment. We see challenge as a route to improvement rather than a threat.

We embrace learning as a core value and ensure our work is informed by learning.  A key to learning is a strong ethos of self-reflection. We use formal and informal systems of reflective practice and rigorous self-evaluation to improve the experiences and outcomes for children and young people and their families. We also learn from national and international research and practice