'Whose Money is it Anyway?'
Implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 has shown that financial harm is widespread, commonly linked with other forms of harm and is still largely under detected and under reported.
North Lanarkshire Adult Protection Committee is seeking to raise public awareness of this area of concern. It is likely that members of the public are more aware of the harm that can be caused by bogus callers, or by scams perpetrated through either telephone calls, mail or the internet.
It is the case however that adults who are vulnerable, and perhaps dependent on others, are also at risk of being financially exploited by those in positions of trust. That could be family members, friends, neighbours or those who provide support.
In conjunction with South Lanarkshire, the Adult Protection Committees have commissioned posters and postcards as one way to help raise awareness. It is hoped that this may encourage people to recognise situations of financial harm, and more importantly to raise their concerns by calling the telephone numbers provided.
· North Lanarkshire Social Work: 01698 403170
· South Lanarkshire Social Work: 0303 123 1008
You can view the posters here below.
If you wish copies of the posters and/or postcards, please contact Kaye MacGregor, Adult Protection Co-ordinator:
E mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01698 452866