About adult protection

Who might cause harm?

Harm can be caused by:

  • a carer
  • a relative
  • a partner
  • a spouse
  • a friend
  • a neighbour
  • Another service user
  • a member of care staff
  • a volunteer

Anyone can abuse or cause harm.

If you are worried that you, or someone you know may be subject to harm or abuse it is important to tell someone.

Adults and Social Care

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Fairfield House
8 Lothian Road
EH22 3AA

0131 271 3900 (tel)

Police Public Protection Unit

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Police Scotland

Family Protection Unit,
Dalkeith Police

0131 654 5528 (tel)