Renfrewshire Council

Call 0300 300 1380 if you think someone is being harmed or is in danger of being harmed.

For non-emergencies, refer yourself or someone you know to the Adult Services Team using our online form.

Adult protection

We all know that children need to be protected, but sometimes adults need to be protected too.

Older people can become frail or develop dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Adults who have learning disabilities, physical disabilities or mental health problems are more vulnerable to abuse. And the effects of drink or drug abuse can also make it harder for a person to look after themselves.

The harm these adults suffer can take a number of forms, including:

  • physical abuse
  • psychological abuse
  • financial abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • neglect

For non-emergencies, refer yourself or someone you know to the Adult Services Team using our online form.


Other useful contacts are:

Mental Welfare Commission - 0131 313 8777 or 0800 389 6809
Office of the Public Guardian - 01324 678300
Care Inspectorate - 0141 843 6840
You First Advocacy - 0141 849 1229
Renfrewshire Carers Advocacy Project - 0141 887 3643
Glasgow and Partners Emergency Social Work Services on - 0300 343 1505

The Renfrewshire Adult Protection Committee (RAPC) includes high ranking police officers, senior councillors, chief council officers and high-level health experts.

Members are drawn from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, the Procurator Fiscal's Office, Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership, Renfrewshire Council, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue and Strathclyde Police.