Adult Protection and the Law in Scotlandis an authoritative resource for professionals trying to navigate the complex framework of adult protection law and practice.
The third edition includes legislative developments arising from the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 and the Self-directed support (Scotland) Act 2013. It covers the new revised Code of Practice being introduced to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. The purpose of which is to ensure Adult Support and Protection guidance takes account of policy and practice developments since the Act was introduced in 2007, and thus bring the guidance up to date with current legislation and relevant changes in policy.
This title also covers Court Measures of Protection with practical information on preparation for adult protection hearings, drafting applications, addressing sheriffs, use of temporary orders, warrants for arrest and remedies for breach of orders including a new section on contempt of court.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – The development of adult protection law in Scotland 1 Chapter 2 – The legal framework Chapter 3 – Adult protection committees Chapter 4 – Key organisations and individuals Chapter 5 – Principles in adult protection law Chapter 6 – Harm and abuse Chapter 7 – Financial harm and abuse Chapter 8 – Local authorities' duty to investigate harm Chapter 9 – Emergencies Chapter 10 – Supporting the adult Chapter 11 – Transition from child to adult protection Chapter 12 – Court measures of protection Chapter 13 – Cooperation and confidentiality Chapter 14 – Adult protection and human rights