Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: guidance for General Practice

Revised guidance to reflect 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 for GPs and staff in General Practice.


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.



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