The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: Learning From Experience

This report presents findings from a project examining the operation of Parts 2, 3 and 6 of the Act, which explored implementation, usage levels and people's experiences of using the legislations.

THE Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE


Many thanks are due to those carers and staff from across the professions who took time to respond to the Learning from Experience project by sharing their views and experiences of the implementation of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

In addition to the many people who contributed to the implementation element of the consultancy, the authors would like to thank all those who participated in the two research projects, for giving up their time to speak with the researchers or to complete survey questionnaires. Their contributions have been invaluable to deepening our understanding of the way the Act is working. In addition we are most grateful to the social work staff in the three local authorities who participated in the research on Part 6 for their patience and tenacity in approaching people on our behalf. We would also like to express our gratitude to Anne Mason for her help and guidance on the design of the telephone interview schedules. For the monitoring component, we must pay thanks to the staff at the Office of the Public Guardian, who were ever helpful. The authors would also like to thank their colleagues within the Scottish Executive and members of the Consultancy Steering Group for their comments and support throughout the project. Gratitude is also due to members of the Codes of Practice Review Group for contributing their in-depth knowledge and expertise.


This report is dedicated to the memory of Tom Thomson, Scotland's first Public Guardian, who died in 2003. Tom was pivotal to the implementation of the 2000 Act and was committed to ensuring that it would deliver benefits for adults with incapacity, their carers and families.

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