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Angus Adult Protection Committee (AAPC)
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Protecting adults at risk of harm in Angus
Most adults with mental health problems, physical or learning disabilities or ill health manage to live their lives comfortably and securely. People live independently or with help from caring relatives, friends, neighbours, professionals or volunteers.
A small number of adults may experience harm, such as:
- physical abuse
- being bullied or threatened
- being forced or pressured into sexual activity
- having their money or possessions taken
- not receiving the care that they need.
The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 makes sure that all agencies work together to help and protect adults at risk of harm.
Everyone has a part to play in protecting adults who are less able to protect themselves. This website will tell you what to do if you are worried about an adult at risk of harm. You will find links to more information about adult protection and to a number of organisations which provide services.
If you have any worries or concerns about an adult who may be at risk of harm you need to speak to someone as soon as possible and tell them about your concerns. You can speak to a social worker, nurse, doctor or police officer or phone the Angus Council ACCESSLine (03452 777 778).
If you are being harmed in some way or are frightened or upset by someone's behaviour you do not have to put up with it. You have a right to feel safe. You can get help by phoning the Angus Council ACCESSLine (03452 777 778) or speak to someone you trust such as a doctor, police officer, care worker or nurse.
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