Protecting people during COVID-19

If you need to access help or support or you are concerned about someone else in Angus, do not hesitate to seek support. 

If you think you or someone else is in immediate danger call 999.


If you are self-isolating

Things to think about if you are offered, or need, support during this time.

  • Try to use existing and trusted community groups. If not, could a family member, friend or neighbour who you know and trust help?
  • Not sure? Don’t answer the door.
  • If you’re not sure about an offer of help, ask the person to leave details and talk to someone you trust about it.

You can contact the ACCESSLINE on 03452 777 778 if you need support or you feel unsafe.  In an emergency, call 999. 


If you are part of an aid group

Safeguarding adults means protecting the most vulnerable from abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect can happen in different ways and be perpetrated by anyone. Abuse can be a crime. 

If you see something, are told something or something doesn’t feel right: report it.


Concerns about an adult

Report an adult protection concern online.

Or call ACCESSline on 03452 777 778.

Lines open Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm.

On weekends and evenings between 4.45pm and 9am call Social Work out-of-hours service on 01382 307964.


Concerns about a child

Report a child protection concern online .

Or call ACCESSline on 03452 777 778.

Lines open Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm.

On weekends and evenings between 4.45pm and 9am call Social Work out-of-hours service on 01382 307964.

Childline

Free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help

0800 1111

Childline website

NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support

0808 800 5000 


Concerns about substance use

See Angus Alcohol and Drug Partnership


Concerns for women

Angus Women’s Aid (AWA) (domestic abuse)

Tel: 01241 439437

Email: info@anguswomensaid.co.uk

Website: www.anguswomensaid.co.uk

Tayside Domestic Abuse Service

Mobile: 07714474112

Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC), Dundee and Angus

Tel: 01382 201291

Email: support@wrasac.org.uk.

Victim Support Angus

Tel: 01241 878507

National helpline: 0800 160 1985

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

Freephone 0800 027 1234

Email: helpline@sdafmh.org.uk

Web chat www.sdafmh.org.uk.

The helpline is there to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them.

Rape Crisis Scotland

Tel: 08088 010302

Email: support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Text: 077537410027

Rape Crisis Scotland  website


Concerns for men 

Respect, Men’s Advice Line (Scotland) (domestic abuse)

0808 8010327

Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

Survivors UK

Provides help for men who have been sexually abused or raped

0203 598 3898

Email:  help@survivorsuk.org.


Other websites

Voluntary Action Angus

Suicide? Help! – Information website and app for people who are thinking about suicide or those worried about someone else.  As well as providing information about suicide, such as how to get help and what signs to look for in others, it provides details of relevant local services. There is also information if you have been bereaved by suicide.