The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 was introduced to make provision for protecting adults who are unable to safeguard their own interests and are at risk of harm or self harm, including neglect.
Here is an easy guide that covers Part 1 of the act.
If you are being harmed or someone you know is being harmed or is suffering from neglect, it is important to tell someone. Everyone has a right to be safe. Even if it happened many years ago, it is still important to report it.
If you think an adult is at risk or would like advice about anything to do with harm, you should contact your local council Social Work services who will assist you. You can also speak to a health professional or the police. They will take your concerns seriously.