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The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in February 2007 and received royal assent on 22 March 2007.  It came into effect in October 2008. The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is supported by the Adult Support and Protection Code of Practice.

Adult Support and Protection practice is supported in East Ayrshire by the West of Scotland Interagency Practice Guidance (PDF 1.18Mb) and this underpins or Adult Support and Protection Social Work Operating Procedure (PDF 1.46Mb).

The revised National Guidance for Adult Protection Committees for conducting Learning Reviews was published on 26 May 2022.

Should you wish to contact the Protection and Learning Team you can do so by emailing for any matters relating to Adult Support and Protection Practice.

Contact Information


Adult Protection Concerns (East Ayrshire North)
Health and Social Care Partnership
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
Kilmarnock, KA1 1HU
Telephone: 01563 554200


Adult Protection Concerns (East Ayrshire South)
Health and Social Care Partnership
Cumnock Area Centre, Rothesay House
1 Greenholm Road
Cumnock, KA18 1LH
Telephone: 01290 427720
Social Work: Ayrshire Urgent Care Service
Note: The Emergency Out Of Hours Social Work Service is available after 5pm until 9am, Monday to Thursday and after 4pm on Friday until 9am on Monday (throughout the weekend). It is also available during public holidays. You will be put through to the Ayrshire Social Work out of Hours Response Service. A qualified Social Worker will assess the circumstances referred.