Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

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Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

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Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland is 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.

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

Product details

Published 13 Jul 2023
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 3rd
Extent 272
ISBN 9781526523419
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Nicola Smith

Nicola qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in1996…


Nairn R Young

Nairn Young studied at the Universities of Glasgow…

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