Adult Support and Protection

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Is someone hurting you, or treating you badly?

Are you concerned about someone who may be at risk of harm or neglect?

Call the Adult Protection Phone Line on 01383 602200 or in an emergency call 999.

If you have concerns about a child, call Social Work on 03451 55 15 03 or Police 101.

All our information is available in an Easy Read format. Easy Read makes information easier to understand for everyone by writing things down clearly using simple language, short sentences and using pictures or symbols. Click here for Easy Read information.

Adult Support and Protection information is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Polish and Urdu.

For more information visit or the 'Seen Something, Say Something' leaflet.

What will happen when I report harm?

Fife Council Social Work, NHS Fife and Police Scotland P Division work in partnership to keep people safe from harm.  We have a duty to inquire and investigate cases where harm is known or suspected.  Staff work closely with the adult at risk to decide together what action is best.  If appropriate, the family of the adult at risk will also be involved in the decision making.

Information for people who use British Sign Language or have hearing loss

People who use British Sign Language or who have a hearing loss can use the Emergency SMS service.  Details of how to register for this service are available here.  If it is not an emergency – contact the Police 24 hour SMS number or Fife Council’s SMS number 07781 480 185  (this service is available 8am-8pm).  Both these SMS services require the user to register. The Police SMS number will be sent to you upon registration.  Use the  Police SMS Registration Form and Fife Council SMS Registration Form to register.

Information in British Sign Language (BSL):

Listen to our adult protection stories

  • Neglect - Susan’s story

  • Mate crime - Bert’s story 

  • Financial harm - Isla’s story 

  • Physical harm - David’s story 

  • Scams - Paula’s story 


Surviving Christmas and New Year

When everyone is having a great time and getting ready to enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities, for some, this time of year can be particularly tough to cope with.  This is why the Adult Support and Protection Committee in partnership with Fife Council's Communities and Neighbourhoods Team are distributing a handy guide to help people cope over the festive period.

The ‘Surviving Christmas and New Year’ booklet contains useful tips and information which anyone in Fife can use when trying to cope with difficult times.  The booklet is another step by the Adult Support and Protection Committee in their continuing effort to raise awareness of support available in the Kingdom and ensure people stay safe and well, now and throughout the rest of the year.

It is downloadable as a 36 page Booklet,  a shorter Fold Out, an Easy Read version using Photosymbols, a plain text booklet and plain text foldout.  Outside The Box and Food Buddies have created a  Winter Tips guide with practical tips from people living with dementia or health problems.  It includes general food tips, shopping tips for winter, suggestions for Christmas and New Year and easy recipes.

You can also check out for the 'Helping older people and people with a disability in winter' booklet.


Dunfermline Advice Hub have created this handy chart with details of Christmas Day/New Year’s Day meals and festive support in the West Fife Area.  To download posters click here.

Salvation Army, Auchterderran Road, Lochgelly are holding a Christmas Lunch at 12noon. Contact Major Mary McDonald on 01592 640965 or 07775 910929 to book a place.

Christmas Day Community Lunch at Wellesley Parish Church Hall, Wellesley Road, Methil from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Linton Lane Community Centre will be open on Christmas Day for a 3 course Lunch with entertainment from 12.30pm-2.30/3pm. Donations are appreciated but not required. Phone 01592 643816 to book a place.

Templehall Community Centre are holding a lunch on 18th December. Phone 01592 583363 for more information.

Dunfermline Free Church are holding a Christmas Day Lunch from 12-2pm at Gillespie Centre, Chapel Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7UW. Transport is available in the Dunfermline area. Book via Dunfermline Advice Hub on 01383 432483 or email

Eats Rosyth at 8 Aberlour Street, Rosyth, KY11 2RD will be open from 1pm-3pm on Christmas. Book via Dunfermline Advice Hub on 01383 432483 or email

Eats Rosyth will also be open for a buffet on Boxing Day from 5-7pm and have Community Meals on the 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th December 5-7pm.





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