Adults with incapacity reform: easy-read version of consultation

This is an easy read version of the consultation on Adults with Incapacity reform. The content of the consultation is presented in a shorter and more readable format.


The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 was one of the first laws made by the Scottish Parliament after it was set up in 1999.

The law was made to protect the rights of adults who cannot make decisions about their own lives.

A lot has changed in the last 20 years. The Scottish Government thinks it is time to take a look at how the law is working and think about ways to make it better.

This consultation paper was put together after talking to lots of organisations. We thank them for the time it took them to talk about this.

We also want to hear what you think about these ideas.

A Consultation is how we ask the public for their thoughts and ideas before we make changes to the law. This Consultation sets out the things we are thinking about and asks you questions about what we want to do.


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