Getting help for someone who’s at risk from harm

Right now, it’s vitally important that we all follow government guidance to stay at home to limit the spread of Coronavirus.

Being at home can increase tensions and affect mental health, meaning some people in our communities are more vulnerable now.

Children and adults can be at risk of harm, and some people 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

999.

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

111

or in an emergency

999.

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.