A police scheme to help youngsters who experience trauma has been praised by a local politician.
Shona Robison, MSP for Dundee East, is backing the trauma teddies initiative and visited Longhaugh Police Station to learn more about it.
The station has teamed up with Children First Dundee to use the teddies to help break down barriers when working with young children.
Ms Robison met Inspector Chris Boath and PC Andy Kerr of Police Scotland, Linda Jardine and Jane Pengally from Children First.
She said: “This is an excellent and innovative way to build relationships and trust between Dundee’s youngest citizens and local police officers.
“There is a growing recognition of the impact that adverse childhood experiences can have later in life, and that these can not only have detrimental effects on health, but on the likelihood of perpetuating poverty and criminal behaviour.
“It may seem like a small gesture, but the long-term impact of a kind gesture from a police officer can go a long way to reduce childhood trauma and build bonds of trust with local police.
“Both Inspector Boath and PC Kerr were extremely passionate about this initiative and their enthusiasm is infectious.”