Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

By: Nicola Smith and Nairn R Young
ISBN: 9781780438719

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About Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

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... Read more

About Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

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.

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

Publishing Details

Publication Date: 28 January 2016
ISBN: 9781780438719
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 2
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