Adult Support and Protection

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Is someone hurting you, or treating you badly?

Are you concerned about someone who may be at risk of harm or neglect?

Call the Adult Protection Phone Line on 01383 602200 or in an emergency call 999.

If you have concerns about a child, call Social Work on 03451 55 15 03 or Police 101.

All our information is available in an Easy Read format. Easy Read makes information easier to understand for everyone by writing things down clearly using simple language, short sentences and using pictures or symbols. Click here for Easy Read information.

Adult Support and Protection information is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Polish and Urdu.

For more information visit or the 'Seen Something, Say Something' leaflet.

What will happen when I report harm?

Fife Council Social Work, NHS Fife and Police Scotland P Division work in partnership to keep people safe from harm.  We have a duty to inquire and investigate cases where harm is known or suspected.  Staff work closely with the adult at risk to decide together what action is best.  If appropriate, the family of the adult at risk will also be involved in the decision making.

Information for people who use British Sign Language or have hearing loss

People who use British Sign Language or who have a hearing loss can use the Emergency SMS service.  Details of how to register for this service are available here.  If it is not an emergency – contact the Police 24 hour SMS number or Fife Council’s SMS number 07781 480 185  (this service is available 8am-8pm).  Both these SMS services require the user to register. The Police SMS number will be sent to you upon registration.  Use the  Police SMS Registration Form and Fife Council SMS Registration Form to register.

Information in British Sign Language (BSL):

Listen to our adult protection stories

  • Neglect - Susan’s story

  • Mate crime - Bert’s story 

  • Financial harm - Isla’s story 

  • Physical harm - David’s story 

  • Scams - Paula’s story 






Social Work Enquiries
Tel: 03451 55 15 03 Contact Social Work Enquiries online
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