Whatever your professional role, you play an important part in protecting adults at risk of harm in East Ayrshire. As a practitioner, you have the following responsibilities:
The following will support you in fulfilling these responsibilities:
Supporting and Protecting People in East Ayrshire Interagency Practitioner Guidance and the West of Scotland Guidance are our two main guidance documents and are supplemented by the Practitioners Handbook.
The pro-formas associated with the Supporting and Protecting People in East Ayrshire Interagency Practitioner Guidance are:
To assist staff in the decision making process, we have established a Legal Solutions Forum (LSF), and an online Referral Form for the LSF. Information about Court Processes can be found on the Scottish Courts website.
For Significant case Reviews there is a Pan Ayrshire Guidance Document.
The Scottish Government have revised the Code of Practice for Authorities and Practitioners exercising functions under Part 1 of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007
Pan Ayrshire information on Supporting People at Risk of Forced Marriage
Useful guidance and assistance for practitioners dealing with people trafficking can be found in the East Ayrshire Violence Against Women Partnership web pages.
We have also developed Practitioners Briefing Notes. You can find more reading material on the Adult Protection Publications page.
People who work with adults throughout East Ayrshire can access a variety of adult support and protection training opportunities.
Contact us for further information on training opportunities.
The Code of Practice for Social Service Workers sets out clear standards of professional conduct and practice that social service workers must meet in their everyday work.