Adult Protection Committee

Share Adult Protection Committee on Facebook Share Adult Protection Committee on Twitter Share Adult Protection Committee on Linkedin Email Adult Protection Committee link


This page should not be used to report an adult protection concern. If you're being harmed, or are concerned that someone you know may be at risk of harm, you should speak to someone about it. Call 999 if you, or the person being harmed, is in immediate danger. If less urgent - use the side link to report an adult protection concern to Adult Protection Network or call them on 01467 533100


The Aberdeenshire Adult Protection Committee is responsible for ensuring agencies work together to protect adults who may be at risk of harm. To ensure that we achieve this aim it is vital that we hear the views of people in our community.

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

  • 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.

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. Susan Maclaren chairs both this Committee and the Aberdeenshire Child Protection Committee.


This page should not be used to report an adult protection concern. If you're being harmed, or are concerned that someone you know may be at risk of harm, you should speak to someone about it. Call 999 if you, or the person being harmed, is in immediate danger. If less urgent - use the side link to report an adult protection concern to Adult Protection Network or call them on 01467 533100


The Aberdeenshire Adult Protection Committee is responsible for ensuring agencies work together to protect adults who may be at risk of harm. To ensure that we achieve this aim it is vital that we hear the views of people in our community.

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

  • 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.

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. Susan Maclaren chairs both this Committee and the Aberdeenshire Child Protection Committee.

What’s your story?

What’s your story?

Tell us about an experience of adult support and protection.

You may be an adult in need of protection, a carer or family member or a member of staff. Your story might be about you, or someone close to you. Your story may relate to your experience of reporting a concern to a service, being supported to be safer or being involved in making someone safer.  You can say what happened, what was good, and what could have been better.

In the box below you can use words, or some pictures, or both, to help you tell your story. 

What happens to your story?

Your story will be anonymised and shared with the Adult Protection Committee to support development of services based on the lived experience of service users.

loader image
Didn't receive confirmation?
Seems like you are already registered, please provide the password. Forgot your password? Create a new one now.

test - a story shared

AB2021 almost 3 years ago
Page last updated: 21 May 2024, 12:05 PM