If you are a person at risk or wishing to report someone you believe to be at risk of harm, please visit Act Against Harm where you will find information on how to report your concerns. If it is an emergency, call 999.  

This area of the website provides information to support professionals working in the area of Adult Support and Protection in Scotland. For information to support your research and practice in Adult Support and Protection please visit our e-Library.


About WithScotland

WithScotland is based at the University of Stirling and is the national resource for child protection in Scotland. We work across organisational and professional boundaries, including Adult Support and Protection. 

The post of National Adult Protection Coordinator is held by Paul Comley. Paul co-ordinates work across the adult protection field, including working closely with the twenty-nine Adult Protection Committees across Scotland and other relevant stakeholders such as Social Work Scotland, to identify and develop work to drive forward the adult protection agenda. A key part of the role involves making connections across the adult protection field to share knowledge, help develop consistency and reduce duplication of effort. 

Paul has an interest in encouraging and promoting research on Adult Support and Protection and to make connections across Child and Adult Protection. He attends the National Convenors Forum and is Chair of the National Financial Harm Coordination Group and the Learning and Development Network. He is also a member of the National Policy Forum; the Self Directed Support and Risk Workstream (which is facilitated by the Scottish Social Service Council on behalf of Scottish Government) and the Police Scotland Adult Protection Working Group. Please contact Paul.Comley@stir.ac.uk for further information. 


Seen Something? Say Something - 2015 Campaign

WithScotland supported last year's Adult Support and Protection campaign, which is urged the Scottish public to act on their instinct if they suspected an adult of being harmed, neglected or taken advantage of. The purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness of adult harm. 

Partner toolkit - social marketing campaign  - 2015