Public asked for comment

ANGUS residents are being asked to give their views on the work of Angus Adult Protection Committee (AAPC), a multi-agency partnership which manages policy, practice and training to help to protect adults at risk of harm.

A new consultation section on the AAPC website will now ask for public feedback on a range of issues relating to the protection of adults who may be at risk of physical, financial, psychological or sexual harm due to mental health problems, physical or learning disabilities or ill health.

The website was set up to inform the public about the protection of adults at risk of harm and already contains a variety of information to assist people who have concerns about an adult they think may be at risk, but this is the first opportunity members of the public will have to express their opinions.

Margaret Wells, independent chair of the AAPC said: “We hope this new section on the website will encourage members of the public to share their views with us which will in turn inform our decisions.

“We encourage people to contact us if they are worried about an adult who may be at risk. The advice is that if people aren’t sure, they should call us and a council officer will speak to them and decide how best to take forward the inquiry. This can be done anonymously if necessary.”

For more information visit website or for concerns about an adult at risk telephone 08452 777 778.