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Adult support and protection Legislation



The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007:

  • provides greater protection to adults at risk of harm through powers to investigate and act to support and protect an adult in situations where concern exists
  • places a duty on specified organisations to co-operate in investigating suspected or actual harm  these agencies must report a concern where they know or believe an adult is at risk of harm
  • places a duty on councils and social care partnerships to make inquiries and investigations to find out whether or not further action is required to stop or prevent harm occurring
  • introduces a range of protection orders including assessment orders, removal orders and banning orders
  • provides for the establishment of local multi-agency Adult Protection Committees across Scotland

The information was last updated on: 28th August 2020


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