WHAT’S NEW IN ADULT PROTECTION?
Fife Adult Protection June Newsletter and Information 

  • What did you tell us?

From September 2016 – January 2017 the Adult Support & Protection Committee (ASPC) ran two surveys; one on general adult protection information, and another on accessible information.

The Committee have looked at the survey results and agreed an action plan which will help determine future work.  To find out more visit:  www.fifedirect.org.uk/adultprotection and visit the ‘Adult Support & Protection Committee’ webpage.

  • Listen to our AP stories

Last year the ASPC raised awareness of what harm is and how to report it, through a Kingdom Action Campaign on local radio.  We used five short stories to describe different harmful situations including the most common forms of harm: neglect, mate crime, financial harm, physical harm and financial abuse from scams. Each story is a minute long and voiced by local people.

They’re now available on our webpage: www.fifedirect.org.uk/adultprotection.  Click on the ‘Listen to our Adult Protection stories’ header.

  • Easy Read info

You can now find our Easy Read info more easily at: www.fifedirect.org.uk/adultprotectioneasyread where it can be downloaded.  If your organisation would like paper copies contact: shona.mcewan@fife.gov.uk

  • Elder Abuse Awareness Week (June)

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Scotland are represented on the ASPC’s Learning & Development Working Group by their Director Lesley Carcary.  AEA Scotland work to protect vulnerable older people from harm and abuse.  They support those experiencing (or at risk of) harm and abuse, as well as raising awareness and advocating effective prevention.

For more information visit their website at: https://elderabuse.org.uk/scotland/ where you can sign up for their free newsletter or call the free and confidential helpline on 0808 808 8141 to get information, advice and guidance.

  • Scams Awareness Month

July is Scams Awareness Month.  Look out for info from Fife Trading Standards at www.fifedirect.org.uk/scams or follow #scamaware

If you or someone you know is at risk of harm or neglect, call the Adult Protection Phone Line on 01383 602200.

All Adult Support & Protection information can be found at: fifedirect.org.uk/adultprotection

For a PDF of this newsletter, click the following link: Adult Protection newsletter info June