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A Guide to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Bert Calder

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A guide to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 for social workers

This guide discusses the main concepts of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 and looks at how they interact with each other and with other legislation in the field. The law is explained and applied in illustrative case studies. Written specially for social workers, it will also be necessary reading for solicitors, advocates and other professionals who work within the legislative guidelines.


Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
1. Key Concepts and Functions in the Act
2. Council Duties and Powers
3. Assessment Orders
4. Removal Orders
5. Banning Orders
6. Urgent Use of Protection Orders
7. Protection Orders – Guidance on Court Procedures
8. 2007 Act, Part 2 (Adults with Incapacity)
9. Links With and Differences From Other Legislation
Appendix 1: Glossary
Appendix 2: Letters and Information Sheet on the Act
Appendix 3: Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 – Application in Protection Orders