The rights of children, young people and adults to be protected from harm do not change in the current pandemic. Protecting children and adults at risk of harm remains a priority for services in Shetland. Please seek advice from a line manager or make a child or adult protection referral without delay to the Duty Social Worker. It is important to be vigilant at this time as the vulnerabilities of children, young people and adults may be increased. Help and support is always available using the phone numbers and resources on this website.
Safeguarding Adults at Risk
The Shetland Public Protection Committee undertakes all the duties of the Adult Protection Committee as laid down in the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. The aim is to ensure that all aspects of adult protection work are done as well as possible and adults at risk of harm are identified and protected.
This section gives advice on what to do if you suspect someone you know is suffering from harm, or if you think you are being harmed yourself. You will also be able to find information about the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) 2007 Act, and how this important piece of legislation protects adults at risk.
In order to safeguard adults from harm, it is important that we work together. Professionals need to work with adults and their families as well as in partnership with other agencies, including the Police and Health. Please see Shetland inter-agency Adult Support and Protection Procedures for detailed information on how to respond to concerns about the safety of an adult.
If you or the person being harmed is in immediate danger you should ring the police on 999, for non-emergency Police Scotland can be contacted on 101
What do I Stand For
View a short Shetland film about being safe from harm.
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