When does this start?
The Pilot started on 21 September 2009.
What do I do if I have concerns now?
Should you have any concerns contact Tayside Police on 101 and your information will be dealt with through the community disclosure procedures. If you feel there is immediate danger to a child phone 999 and inform the operator.
How do I contact the Police about the scheme?
You can speak to any Police Officer, call into any Police Station , or phone the Tayside Police Single Non- Emergency Contact Number - 101
Inform them you are enquiring regarding Keeping Children Safe. You will be asked a number of questions and will be informed that a disclosure officer will contact you shortly regarding your request. If you feel there is immediate danger to a child phone 999 and inform the operator.
What happens next?
To be given any information about a person under the pilot you must be a parent, carer, or guardian. You will then be asked to fill in a form with a police officer. This will happen when you first contact the police if you go to the police station, or at a later time , if you contact the force in another way.
You will need to provide proof of your identity and address, including a photo ID. You will also need to show documentation that shows your relationship to the child in question. Ideally, you will need to show two forms of identification (one of which must be a photo ID ). These can be:
- your passport;
- your driving licence;
- a household utility bill;
- your bank statement;
- your benefit award notice; or
- your birth certificate.
To establish your relationship with the child you will need to show one of the following:
- the child's birth certificate;
- the child's passport; or
- the child benefit award notice letter
However, if photo ID is not available, the police will consider other forms of ID.
What if I am not the parent, carer or guardian?
Concerns raised by grandparents, friends and those associated with the family as well as concerns from family members will be checked. This is part of the normal child protection procedures in place and happens in all areas across the country.