Adult Support and Protection Scotland: April 2019 to March 2022

This is the first release of annual Adult Support and Protection (ASP) data, in Scotland, and includes national data for financial years 2019/20 - 2021/22.

Case Conferences

An ASP case conference refers to the meeting to consider risks to which the adult is exposed and how best they can be protected or enabled to make informed decisions concerning potential risks.

In 2021/22, 4,011 ASP case conferences were held in Scotland. This total is comprised of 1,818 initial, 2,095 review and 98 non-differentiated case conferences.


If you, or someone you know, is at risk of harm we would advise contacting your local authority by email or phone and share your concerns – you can do so anonymously. The matter will be dealt with sensitively and confidentially, and support given if needed. You will be able to find details of your local authority on the Getting Help page of the Act Against Harm website.


If you have any queries or feedback about this data release then please e-mail

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