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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? [396Kb] , icon are you being treated badly? [572Kb] 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.

Incidents within the care sector

Care at home providers and Care homes must notify us within 24 hours of all incidents and accidents that affect the health, safety and welfare of service users.  Early identification and action is essential to ensure service users safety and reduce chance of re-occurrence.

Report an incident within the care sector

Reported incidents will be screened Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.  Outwith these hours or in an emergency please contact the Early Intervention and Prevention team by phoning 0345 30 111 20 however you will still be required to report the incident by completing the online form.

"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.

'Adults need protecting too' campaign

Glasgow City Council put together a TV campaign to focus on the financial abuse of the elderly, the day to day abuse suffered by adults with learning disabilities and how long term alcohol abuse can affect a person's ability to look after themselves. The video is available online.

Seen something? Say something.

Act Against Harm and the Scottish Government have put together a video to encourage the reporting of potential risk of harm to adults. It should be no different between if you thought an adult or a child were at risk, you should do something about it. If your instinct tells you something isn't right, don't keep it to yourself. The video is available to watch online. Contact the Early Intervention and Prevention Team on 0345 30 111 20 or

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