This leaflet is about the kinds of harm that can happen to adults. Harm can happen to adults anywhere in Scottish Borders.
There is a law to help adults who are at risk of harm. It is called The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. An adult at risk of harm is a person aged 16 or over who may find it hard to protect themselves due to a disability, mental disorder, illness or physical or mental infirmity. The law says that if a council thinks an adult at risk is being harmed in any way, they must look into it.