Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: Code of Practice

This revised Code of Practice aims to reflect the developments in policy, practice and legislation both in the overall context of adult support and protection and in day-to-day activity. It provides information and detail to support practical application of the 2007 Act.


1. Section 35(4) of the Act gives an example of what may be considered to be undue pressure. An adult at risk may be considered to have been unduly pressurised to refuse to consent to the granting of an order, or the taking of an action, if it appears that the harm which the intervention is intended to prevent is being, or is likely to be, inflicted by a person in whom the adult at risk has confidence and trust; and that the adult at risk would consent to the intervention if the adult did not have confidence and trust in that person.

2. "General practices" (borrowing from paragraphs 33 and 34 of schedule 1 to the FOI (Sc) Act 2002):-

A person providing primary medical services under a general medical services contract (within the meaning of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 )

A person providing primary medical services under arrangements made under Section 17c of that Act.



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