Protecting Adults

The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is designed to ensure that adults are kept safe from harm or abuse.  This legislation places a duty upon local authorities (Councils), the Police, Health, and others to work together to protect "adults at risk".

It gives authorities powers to make inquiries and take action when they suspect that an adult may be at risk of physical or psychological harm, neglect or sexual abuse, or being taken advantage of financially.
NHS Tayside is working with social work services, police and independent care providers to ensure its staff are aware of situations which may put a vulnerable adult at risk.

This multi-disciplinary approach is designed to address the abuse of vulnerable adults in community, hospital and institutional settings, with the focus on both informal and formal carers.

Need Help?

If you are being harmed, or know someone who is being harmed, it is important to tell someone.

Contact Numbers:

Police Emergency999
Police Non-Emergency101
Dundee Council (First Contact Team)01382 434019
Angus Council (Access Line)03452 777778
Perth and Kinross Council0345 301 1120