If you think an adult you know is being harmed, we can help. You can tell us, in confidence, and we can take action to protect the person you're worried about.

If you are an adult and you're being harmed, we can help keep you safe.

If you are worried about an adult being harmed, please tell us.

All adults deserve to feel safe, make their own choices and be treated with dignity and respect. If you or someone you know is not being treated this way, they may be an adult at risk of harm.

Making sure that all adults are safe, particularly people who are ill, frail or have a disability, is everyone's business.

What does harm look like?

Throughout Scotland, adults are at risk from all kinds of harm. Harm can be physical, psychological, financial or sexual. Harm can also mean neglect. You can visit Act Against Harm to learn more about what harm can be or look like and for more information on how to report it.

The Council has a legal duty to protect and support adults at risk of harm and will respond to every concern.

The best way to make sure the person you're worried about gets the help they need quickly is to phone us:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
All other times:

If it's an emergency, always dial

You can also contact Police Scotland when it's not an emergency on: