These videos and documents introduce you to the Adult Support & Protection Act (Scotland) 2007. It is legislation introduced to protect adults from being harmed.

Tell Someone, funded by the Scottish Government, helps people to understand how the Act affects them and what they should do if they suspect harm is occurring to someone.

Tell Someone is aimed at adult social care services in Scotland registered with the Care Inspectorate, including services for older people. The videos and documents provide relevant information for all sectors. However, local authorities have their own arrangements to ensure that people are informed about the Act and Tell Someone is therefore targeted primarily at the voluntary and independent sectors.

Tell Someone contains information for service users and carers; frontline social care staff; managers; and owners/boards of care services.

Tell Someone contains guidance on the Act, training materials, exercises and video clips of scenarios for discussion. It also contains information leaflets for service users and carers and for frontline staff.

From August 2009 to March 2010 the University of Stirling undertook an evaluation of the impact of the course and of the Tell Someone resource pack.

Unfortunately, there are no more free copies of the Tell Someone Resource Pack (with DVD and CDROM) available. However, all information can be accessed via this section and you are welcome to download and print materials as appropriate.

If you require further information, please contact Becca Gatherum (becca.gatherum@scottishcare.org).

Tell Someone Documents

Tell Someone DVD Resource Pack

ASP Guidance Booklet

Awareness Raising on the Adult Support and Protection(Scotland) Act 2007 - Training Slides

Information for Care Workers

Information for People Who Use Services and Carers

Tell Someone - Introduction

This clip briefly describes the main points of the Act and is suitable for carers and individuals who might be at risk of harm.

Scenario 1: David

David is a young man in his mid thirties who has an acquired brain injury. He lives in a residential setting where routine seems paramount. This clip explores a conversation David's mother has with the manager and her requests for flexibility.

Scenario 2: Sarah

Sarah has Alzheimer's and is in a new care home. In this clip we see her difficult relationship with her daughter and the reactions of a new inexperienced worker, Grace.

Scenario 3: Marie

Marie is a young woman in her late thirties who has mild learning disabilities. Her good relationship with her home support worker, Belinda, is under strain. In this clip we discover the reasons.

Scenario 4: John

John uses a home care service, provided by the experienced Jackie. They get on well. John is very generous. But does Jackie take advantage of his kindness?

Scenario 5: Adrian

Adrian has bipolar disorder and is in respite. This clip explores how the personal attitudes of staff may potentially conflict with Adrian’s ability to express his individuality as a gay man.

Disclosure

This is a short voice-over clip which describes good practice for staff when someone comes to them and tells them that they have or are being harmed.

Unfortunately, there are no more free copies of the Tell Someone Resource Pack (with DVD and CDROM) available. However, all information can be accessed via this section and you are welcome to download and print materials as appropriate.