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Guidance on the Involvement of GPs in Multi-Agency Protection Arrangements
Short introduction to Part 1 of the Act
Adult Support and Protection: Ensuring Support and Preventing Harm
What it means to me - The report of the user and carers conference held on 21st August 2008
Comparison of The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (ASP) with The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (AWI) and The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (MHCT)
Information about Harm - Symbol Version
Act against harm - English [PDF, 4.01 MB]
Adult Protection Policy Team Protection of Rights & Mental Health Division 3ER - St Andrew's House Edinburgh EH1 3DG AdultSupportProtection@gov.scot
A range of resources are available to improve awareness and understanding of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 and facilitate adult support and protection activity generally.
These include a short introduction to the Act, information on ensuring support and preventing harm, and details on the procedure to make an urgent application to a Justice of the Peace.
In addition, research papers on interagency collaboration and a resource handbook for self-evaluation of adult protection activity are also available:
Page updated: Monday, March 26, 2018