Aberdeenshire Adult Protection Committee

The Aberdeenshire Adult Protection Committee is a strategic partnership responsible for the development, publication, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of adult protection policy and practice across the public, private and third sector organisations. The Committee is part of a larger framework of Public Protection arrangements in Aberdeenshire.

The overall aim is the prevention of harm to adults at risk. The Committee aims to:

  • evaluate staff, partners and the public’s knowledge of adult protection legislation and develop effective training
  • raise awareness by giving information and advice to professionals and the wider community
  • develop, review and audit procedures for inter-agency working and adult protection policies and strategies
  • develop and introduce arrangements to audit and disseminate adult protection local activity
  • consult with people using the service and the public about adult protection inter-agency services
  • develop links and promote joint working with appropriate organisations and groups

The Committee was established after the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 was implemented. It meets 5 times a year.

Membership

Committee members are from:

  • Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Housing Service (Aberdeenshire Council)
  • Police Scotland
  • NHS Grampian
  • Ambulance Service
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • the Care Inspectorate
  • Advocacy North East
  • Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
  • third sector organisations

The Committee is legally required to have an independent chair. Sheena Gault chairs both this Committee and the Aberdeenshire Child Protection Committee.

Accountability

The Committee is accountable to the public. Every 2 years the Committee reports to the Scottish Government, publishing a biennial report. The Committee also produces an Aberdeenshire adult protection Action Plan every 2 years. View the biennial report and the latest action plan.

Grampian Adult Protection Working Group

The Committee works closely with adult protection partners across Grampian. This is achieved through the Grampian Adult Protection Working Group, a permanent sub-group of the Aberdeenshire Adult Protection Committee.

The Grampian Group co-ordinates work assessed as a Grampian priority for the Committee. It also encourages and promotes joint working and sharing of good practice.

Contact us

You can contact us by calling 01467 533100 or emailing adultprotectionnetwork@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

Adult Protection Network
Aberdeenshire Council
Oldmeldrum Business Centre
Colpy Road
Oldmeldrum
AB51 0BZ

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