Local backing for protection campaign

Representatives show off new posters used in the campaign.
Representatives show off new posters used in the campaign.

North Lanarkshire’s Adult Protection Committee is backing the Scottish Government’s ‘See something, Say something’ campaign.

Every year in the area, a number of adults are identified as being at risk of harm and not able to keep themselves safe.

This may be because of poor physical health, or the adult may have mental health difficulties, or it may be that because of illnesses such as dementia, they are not able to recognise the harm.

Vulnerable adults could be at risk of physical, psychological or emotional abuse, neglect, or financial or material abuse.

The council and its partners are working together to raise awareness of the issue to keep the most vulnerable adults our local communities safe.

Rab Murray, chairman of North Lanarkshire Adult Protection Committee, said: “If you have concerns about a vulnerable adult, then we want you to take action.

“With one email or anonymous phone call to your local council, the situation will be checked out and support given if needed.

“It may be nothing, but there’s no harm in being sure.

“Remember, if someone is causing harm, they may be causing harm to others.”

Report concerns at any local social work service office, the out of hours on 0800 121 4114, or Police Scotland on 101.

For more info, visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/protectingadult.