It is now nearly 5 years since the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 was implemented and work continues across all areas to protect adults who may be at risk of harm. The 23rd September saw the launch of a new adult support and protection publicity campaign in Argyll and Bute. Previous campaigns include the Scottish Government “graffiti” material and an STV advert produced in collaboration with the West of Scotland councils. However, responses to questions asked of the Citizens Panel last year showed that neither of these produced a high level of awareness of harm to adults amongst the public.
The key agencies involved in the Adult Protection Committee came together on the 23rd in Lochgilphead to launch a new leaflet and poster under the title “Speak Up!” The information is aimed at the general public and highlights the different type of harm that may threaten an adult who cannot protect him or her self and – importantly – how to report it.
The posters and leaflets are being distributed to all council offices, health centres, Police stations and any other places that will agree to display them. If you have any premises that are open to the public and may be willing to help us get the message across to people, please e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a small supply of leaflets and posters.
Further information about adult protection can be found on the Argyll and Bute council website