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Child protection
Children can’t always tell someone if they are being abused or neglected. But you can.GetSummaryIcon
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Adult protection
Is someone you know at risk of harm or abuse? Don't stay silent. Act now.GetSummaryIcon
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Domestic abuse & GBV
Information and support for anyone experiencing or working with domestic abuse and gender-based violence.GetSummaryIcon
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Community justice
Reducing offending and the causes of offending by working with people with convictions, victims, families and communities across Shetland.GetSummaryIcon
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Safer Shetland works closely with many organisations locally and nationally to ensure our service is the best it can be and to help make the islands a safe place to live. If you are looking for support or want to help protect a child or adult our library of documents is a valuable resource, and will help you understand who to contact and what to expect. You will find information about child protection, adult protection, domestic abuse, and how to seek help and support in Shetland.

Shetland inter-agency Child Protection Procedures
The updated May 2019 Shetland inter-agency Child Protection Procedures. - PdfPDF File (3771kb)
Shetland Inter-Agency Adult Support and Protection Procedures

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Online courses

It’s everyone’s job to keep children and adults in Shetland safe – but it’s not always easy. Safer Shetland has lots of resources and online courses to help you recognise the signs of harm, know when to act, and know how to disclose concerns. Procedures and guidance alone can’t protect children and adults, but together a vigilant public and skilled and confident workforce can.

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Suicide Prevention Week 10 - 16 September 2023
Following on from Suicide Prevention Week (10 - 16 September 2023) the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) have published the following information on Suicide thoughts and behaviour in later life.GetSummaryIcon
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