Adult support and protection

Perth & Kinross Council work with the NHS, Police, private and voluntary sector, to ensure adults at risk in Perth and Kinross are protected from harm.

You may find our  icon What is adult support and protection [452Kb] and  icon Case conference [1Mb] leaflets useful sources of information.

Adults (16 years and over) may be at risk of harm due to:

  • mental illness,
  • old age,
  • frailty or physical weakness,
  • physical or learning disability,
  • visual or hearing impairment.

Harm may be physical, emotional, sexual, financial or caused by neglect.

Reporting Concerns

You may see and hear things that make you worry about an adult's welfare and safety.

To report any concerns contact 0345 301 11 20 which is available 24 hours a day, or talk to a social worker, home care worker, nurse, doctor or police officer.

"Tell Someone" campaign

Tell Someone is a campaign created to raise awareness about Adult Support and Protection Act 2007. Find the movies with the Tell Someone video and more information.

Financial Harm

Feeling under pressure to hand over money or possessions. Exploitation of property or welfare benefits or stopping someone getting their money or possessions, stealing, cheating or fraud. Being under pressure to re-write a will.

Find out more at the Act Against Harm website.

Further Information

You can also visit our  Resource Library where you can access links to the legislation, literature and partner websites.

Contact details

Early Intervention and Prevention Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 0345 30 111 20