Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland provides a guide to the general principles of legislation in relation to adult protection. This updated text includes a new chapter on financial harm and abuse covering topics such as commercial debt, mis-selling products, insurance and loans.
This title includes coverage of the Self Directed Support (Scotland) Act 2013 and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007, Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 including creation of Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) and Care Inspectorate and the principles of the Self Directed Support Act. 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.
Nicola Smith is a Solicitor at Cairn Legal and Nairn Young is Principal Solicitor at North Lanarkshire Council.
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