Supporting and protecting adults from harm procedure

The Grampian Interagency Procedures for Support and Protection of Adults at Risk provides a framework for recognising and responding to situations where adults may be at risk of harm. They have been reviewed and revised by the Grampian Adult Support and Protection Group, taking into account the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, local experiences and amendments to associated Codes of Practice.

The procedures should be used by all statutory and independent sector organisations in Grampian. It aims to help workers 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

View the full procedure (PDF 2.5MB).