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Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

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ISBN13: 9781847664877
Published: November 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.00



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Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland is an indispensable resource for professionals trying to navigate the increasingly complex framework of adult protection law and practice.

Expert guidance is given on the provisions of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 in the context of the existing statutory framework, including the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and The Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003. The impact of human rights law is also considered.

The legal framework for protecting adults at risk is complex. This practical guide offers clarification on this complexity with appropriate examples wherever possible.

This clear and comprehensive guide to law affecting adult protection explains the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 in the context of existing legislation and identifies and advises on the dilemmas and difficulties faced by professionals working in the area of adult protection. It provides practical examples throughout of how the principles work and is written by solicitors with extensive experience in this area of law.

Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland is essential reading for all professionals dealing with adult protection issues, including solicitors, social workers, mental health officers, advocacy and advice organisations, care provider organisations.

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Subjects:
Scots Law
Contents:
Introduction/Preface
The laws that matter
The general principles of adult protection
The whose who of adult care and protection
Cooperation and Confidentiality
Harm and Abuse
Investigations
Powers of Entry, Interview and Removal
When the adult refuses to cooperate
Adult protection and human rights
Emergencies
Young people and transition issues
Supporting the adult
Preventing abuse happening again
Criminal prosecution
The future of adult protection