Publication - Consultation paper

Adult Support & Protection Code of Practice: Consultation

Published: 19 Aug 2013
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781782568209

Scottish Government is consulting on a revised Adult Support & Protection Code of Practice. The revised Code of Practice reflects changes to practice and case law not availbale to those drafting the original guidance.

119 page PDF

1.8 MB

119 page PDF

1.8 MB

Contents
Adult Support & Protection Code of Practice: Consultation
5. Consultation Questions

119 page PDF

1.8 MB

5. Consultation Questions

The revised Code of Practice is a larger and more comprehensive document than the original Code and we welcome your views on any of the changes made. In particular, we would appreciate your views on the following matters:

Question 1: Chapter 3

This chapter of the Code sets out the principles of the Adult Support and Protection legislation and the definition of an adult at risk.

Does this chapter help in your understanding of the legislation and whom it applies to?

If not, what changes would you suggest?

Question 2: Chapter 5

This chapter of the Code considers the principle of ensuring full regard is given to the wishes of the adult, and ensuring that the adult participates in decisions as fully as possible.

Does this chapter adequately covers the issues arising from ensuring as far as possible full participation by adults in decision making?

If not, what changes would you suggest?

Question 3: Chapter 6

This chapter includes new guidance on large scale inquiries. Does this provide sufficient clarity for this type of inquiry or are there additional matters you would wish considered?

Question 4: Chapter 11

This chapter is a new addition to the Code and considers a multi-agency approach.

Does this provide sufficient clarity and support for your organisation in handling multi-agency assessments and practice?

Are there other matters that you consider should be included in this chapter?

Question 5: Users and Carers

The Code seeks to develop and articulate good practice as regards service user and carer involvement, particularly in chapters 5 and 16. Does it succeed in this? If not please suggest ways in which this area could be improved on.

Question 6:

Do you consider this revised Code of Practice will enable you to carry out your professional responsibilities effectively? Please feel free to comment on any areas of the Code which you consider could be improved in any way.


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Email: Stephanie Robin