1. The Adult Support and Protection Act (Scotland) 2007 aims to protect adults who are unable to safeguard their own interests and are at risk of harm because they are affected by disability, mental disorder, illness or physical or mental infirmity. The Act places duties on councils and other organisations to investigate and, where necessary, act to reduce the harm or risk of harm.
2. Section 46 of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 requires the Convenors of Adult Protection Committees ( APCs) to produce a biennial report on the exercise of the Committee's functions in the preceding two years. This report summarises the findings from the reports covering the period 2012-2014.
Email: Jean Harper, Jean.Harper@gov.scot