Renfrewshire Council

The role of the Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee

The Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee (RCPC) brings together all the organisations involved in protecting children in the area.

The committee's job is to make sure that there are no gaps between child protection teams and that everyone works together to protect children from harm and give them the best possible chance in life. Senior managers from the council, the police and the health service are all represented on the committee.

The RCPC also includes representatives from Barnardo's, the Children's Panel, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Procurator Fiscal's Office and the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration.

The Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee constitution was drafted in line with guidance issued by the Scottish Government as part of its three-year child protection reform programme.  The constitution sets out the aims of the committee, its function and the role of chief officers.