Argyll and Bute Adult Protection Committee commended by Scottish Government

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Published Date: 

15 Apr 2013 - 09:13

Argyll and Bute Adult Protection Committee (APC) has been complimented by the Scottish Government Minister for Public Health on its proactive approach to its work.

Following a national reporting process, the Chair of the committee Bill Brackenridge has received a letter from the Minister, Michael Matheson MSP, which states that he is impressed by the Argyll and Bute APC’s commitment to addressing the wide geographic spread of the area, and commended its policy of meeting directly with frontline social work staff, who provide the adult protection service.

Lead Councillor for Adult Care Anne Horn said

‘The Adult Protection Committee works hard representing each area of Argyll and Bute, and it is heartening to know that that our adult protection service is so well regarded at a national level. ‘

The Minister expressed his interest in the creation of adult protection area development forums in four areas of Argyll and Bute, which he thought would ‘bring a more local focus to adult protection work’, and said that ‘there is much to be applauded’ in the adult protection work undertaken in Argyll and Bute. He also noted the wide range of activities which the committee has undertaken to raise awareness of the issues.

Independent chairman of Argyll and Bute Adult Protection Committee Bill Brackenridge said
‘The committee makes it a priority to meet in each area of Argyll and Bute, and to support frontline staff as effectively as possible. It’s very encouraging to receive this sort of approval from the Minister responsible for adult care in Scotland.’

The APC promotes the message that adults sometimes need protection too, and that no-one should live in fear. All ages of adults can be affected by issues or behaviour which may be harmful to them and there is help available if you, or someone you know, is at risk. If you want to report harm which you think may be happening to someone, you can contact 01546 605517.

For more information go to Argyll and Bute Adult Protection Committee