Supporting and protecting adults from harm policy

The Grampian interagency policy and procedures for support and protection of adults at risk was initially devised and launched in August 2006. The policy and procedures have been reviewed and revised by the Grampian Adult Support and Protection Working Group to take into account the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 and local experiences. The current policy was reviewed in September 2011 and launched in February 2012.

It is for use by all statutory and independent sector organisations in Grampian.

The aim of the document it to help workers to recognise when an adult may be at risk and how to respond. It covers:

  • definitions and patterns of abuse
  • principles of investigation
  • recording information, and
  • dealing with issues such as capacity and risk assessment

More detailed information on the policy and procedures is contained in the following documents: 

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