Publication - Consultation paper

Adult support and protection: guidance for GPs and primary care teams

Published: 15 Jul 2021

Revised adult support and protection guidance to help GPs and practitioners be confident that their actions will meet safeguarding expectations and improve outcomes.

Adult support and protection: guidance for GPs and primary care teams
Adult Protection – A Brief Guide

Adult Protection – A Brief Guide

Recognise – be aware of adult protection issues and how an adult at risk of harm may present

Report – where you have an internal adviser for adult protection report the matter to them and discuss the need to make a referral but ensure this does not adversely delay referring

Refer – Refer the patient and their circumstances through your local adult protection referral process. Where the matter is urgent contact the relevant emergency services.

Record – use the patient record to note the issues that arose, the circumstances and the actions you took and the rationale for your actions.


Contact

Email: Heather.Gibson@gov.scot