18. Convenors were asked to summarise the work done within the area of the Committee to raise public awareness of the nature of adult protection, including any local media campaigns and any evaluation of its impact.
19. The Biennial reports provided evidence of activity to raise public awareness of adult support and protection, including use of posters, leaflets, banners, newsletters as well as use of websites and social media. Activity was often targeted at council offices, libraries, community venues, health services and police stations.
20. In general, there was less evaluation of the impact of such awareness activity. Where surveys had been undertaken there was a little improvement with regard to awareness raising. Surveys indicated that most people would tell the police or the council if they felt a vulnerable adult was at risk from harm.
21. In general, there was a sense from the reports that there is still work to be done to raise awareness of adult support and protection in the wider community.
Email: Jean Harper, Jean.Harper@gov.scot