High rating for partnership working to protect vulnerable adults

Midlothian has been rated as ‘good’ and ‘very good’ in three key areas focusing on how well agencies work together to make sure adults who are at risk of harm are safe and better supported.


Very good leadership


Leadership for adult support and protection in Midlothian is ‘very good’ while outcomes for adults at risk of harm and processes for adult support and protection are both ‘good’.

A positive outcome

The chair of the Public Protection Committee, which  incorporates  adult protection in Midlothian, Anne Neilson said: “We are really pleased our partnership working has been rated highly. This is a very positive outcome of what is the first ever multi-agency inspection looking specifically at how well agencies responsible for keeping adults safe in Midlothian are working together to protect those at risk of harm.

Working to improve

“We are already looking at the recommendations and working on areas highlighted for improvement.”

First  inspection of its kind

For the first time, inspectors from the Care Inspectorate and partners at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland and Healthcare Improvement Scotland looked at how well the laws around adult support and protection are being put into practice, and how well partnerships are working together to keep people safe.


6 Jul 2018