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All Councils must have an Adult Protection Committee. 

Adult Protection Committees are locally based, inter-agency strategic partnerships responsible for the design, development, publication, dissemination, implementation, embedding and evaluation of all adult protection policy and practice across the public, private and wider voluntary/third sectors in their local authority area. 

Adult protection committee partners

In East Ayrshire the Adult Protection Committee is a partnership between:

  • East Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Ambulance Services
  • East Ayrshire Advocacy Services
  • CVOea Ltd
  • Scottish Care
  • Mental Welfare Commission
  • Care Inspectorate
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Services

See full details of our Adult Protection Committee membership (PDF 14Kb)

Role and function of the Committee

The core functions of the East Ayrshire Adult Protection Committee (EAAPC) relate to:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Public Information and Communication

The EAAPC operates within the framework of original guidance on the operation of adult protection committees in Scotland (The Scottish Government, The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act Part 1 – Guidance for Adult Protection Committees).

The EAAPC believes in Zero Tolerance of Harm. This means that we believe all agencies, services and individuals need to do something when they know or believe someone is being harmed.

Our job is to ensure that the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is helping to support adults who might be harmed and help make them safe.

Reports for the Scottish Government

Every two years we prepare a report for the Scottish Government, which provides information about how well we protect people in East Ayrshire.

Our most recent reports can be found below; should you have any comments re our snapshots please email

We also produce a local Annual Report in the intervening years that we do not produce the biennial report. This Annual Report provides a snapshot of activity throughout the intervening year. Our most recent report can be found below:

Inspection activity

Read the Care Inspectorate: Joint Inspection of Adult Support and Protection: East Ayrshire Partnership July 2021

Alternatively you can read the Summary of the Care Inspectorate: Joint Inspection of Adult Support and Protection: East Ayrshire Partnership July 2021 (PDF 1.10Mb)

Further information

For further information on the Adult Support and Protection Committee in East Ayrshire, its Constitution or to find out more about the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, please contact the Adult Protection Lead using the details below.

A team of staff can provide information and advice on Adult Support and Protection in East Ayrshire.

Contact Information


Protection & Learning Team
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 576 728