ALL three Ayrshire councils in partnership with NHS Ayrshire & Arran and Police Scotland, have launched a campaign to remind people that a wide range of help and support services continue to be available to anyone dealing with harm or abuse.

The ‘Here to Help’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the fact that support services, including third sector, are ready and able to help anyone who is experiencing harm or abuse, even during the pandemic.

Professor Paul Martin, Chair of the South Ayrshire Adult and Child Protection Committees, said: “It’s so important that people don’t suffer in silence.

Help is available, even if it’s just to make that initial contact.” If you are worried about yourself or someone else who is at risk of harm, you should call the police on 999 if it’s an emergency, or otherwise call 101.

For a health issue, call 111 or speak to your local social work service. Children who are worried about harm or abuse can call Childline on 0800 1111.