A special conference and a week of information road shows will take place next week (12-16 Nov) throughout NHS Lothian.
The events, set-up as part of the NHS Lothian Public Protection
framework and action plan, aim to raise awareness of the need to protect
people at risk of harm or abuse.
Information stalls will be set up in public areas with staff on hand to answer any questions.
Anne Neilson, Designated Nurse Public Protection, NHS Lothian, said:
“These events will help to raise awareness of public protection in
relation to the prevention of harm and or abuse of children, young
people and adults at risk.
“There will be information available to take away and people will
have the opportunity to discuss with staff experienced in this area of
work. There is no need to book, people can just come along and have a
look at the stalls.”
As well as the information stalls, NHS Lothian will be hosting a
multi-agency Public Protection Conference for staff on Tuesday 13
November, at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
The staff conference will set out to explain the progress of the
Adult Support & Protection legislation; raise awareness of ways in
which adults may experience harm and abuse and provide information on
the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in place.
Melanie Hornett, Nurse Director, NHS Lothian, said: “We have a
responsibility to protect children, young people and adults who are, or
may be, at risk of harm and abuse.
“The conference and road shows will enable staff from health, police,
social services, education and voluntary sector services to come
together and share knowledge and experience.
“It will help to raise awareness of public protection issues and
provide information about the services available to support people
affected by these issues.”