Getting help for someone who’s at risk from harm

For some people the coronavirus pandemic will have increased tensions and affected mental health. This means there are those in our communities who are more vulnerable right now. Children and adults can be at risk of harm and some will be experiencing financial difficulties or struggling with addiction.

If you think a child or adult is at risk of harm, report your concerns so that professionals from

  • social work
  • police
  • NHS
  • the voluntary sector

can help.

If you’re concerned about your own safety or that of a

  • neighbour
  • relative 
  • friend

contact Social Care Direct -  [email protected] or call

0131 200 2324

If you’re concerned for the immediate safety of a child or adult, phone the police on


If an adult or child needs medical attention with or without COVID-19 symptoms, phone  NHS on


or in an emergency


Support is also available through Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage helpline on

0800 027 1234

Contact Edinburgh Women’s Aid

0131 315 8110

Find out about our All of Us campaign, with NSPCC Scotland, which encourages you to talk to us if

  • you’re finding it hard to look after your children
  • your family needs some extra help  
  • someone you know could do with extra help.