DPA Who Are Adults At Risk

Who are "Adults at Risk of Harm" in Dundee?

Persons aged 16 or over who have a disability, illness or infirmity, who are less able, in certain situations, to protect themselves.

Adults "at risk of harm" can include people who:

  • find it difficult to keep themselves or their property (their home, the things they own) safe.
  • can be harmed by other people or their own actions.
  • can be more at risk because of a disability, illness or mental disorder (this could mean people with mental health problems, people with physical disability, people with learning disabilities).

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This does not mean that every adult in Dundee is at "risk of harm". If you are not sure or have a concern about an "adult at risk", contact us