We are still here to help
If you or someone you know is at risk of harm or abuse, we are still here to help.
Seen something? Say something
We know that the longer term impact of lockdown has meant many vulnerable people are becoming increasingly lonely and isolated and may be less visible or have less contact with others.
All three Ayrshire Adult Protection Committee Chairs and Councils in partnership with NHS Ayrshire & Arran and Police Scotland, have joined together in a campaign to remind people, particularly during lockdown, that we all still need to be united in protecting people from harm and abuse.
The ‘Seen Something Say Something’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to take a closer look at what you might see or hear. Is it a friend helping someone or a freeloader helping themselves? There are support services, including third sector, ready and able to help anyone who needs assistance with banking, shopping, house repairs or connecting with others to reduce loneliness and isolation. If someone doesn’t feel safe at home, help is at hand even during lockdown.
Protecting adults from harm during lockdown video
Are you worried about someone?
We all have a right to be safe. If you are worried that you or someone you know is being harmed, suffering from neglect or being abused, you should tell someone. You can contact any of the numbers below or complete our Adult Protection Referral (APR) form (305Kb).
The person causing harm may be doing it to others. Or the person who is being harmed or neglected may not be able to report it themselves.
If you are concerned about the immediate safety of an adult phone the police. Dial 999.
Any information you give will be treated with care. Even if you don’t want to give your name, we can still make sure the person’s care and welfare are protected.
For more information on Adult Support and Protection, please read this guide to recognising and helping adults at risk of harm (1.05Mb).