Guidance and toolkits
- Act Against Harm website: support and protection and contact details to make a referral
- Adult Support and Protection revised Code of Practice
- Adults with incapacity: guide to assessing capacity
- Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) national practice model should be applied when assessing the needs of children
- Human Trafficking indicators
- Migration Scotland: eligibility for publically funded services
- National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021
- National Referral Mechanism Toolkit for First Responders Scotland
- Public Health Scotland National Trauma Training Programme and trauma-informed practice toolkit
- Private fostering in Scotland: practice guidance for local authority children's services
- Scottish Government’s Age Assessment: Practical Guidance
- Scottish Refugee Council Tools to support individual refugees
- Scottish Guardianship Service
- Scottish National Wellbeing Hub for those working in Health and Social Care
- Scottish Social Services Council - Adult Support and Protection mobile application (Apple version; Android version).
- Scottish Social Services Council – Guidance for employers on core training for redeployed workers, temporary workers and volunteers
- UNICEF Guidance for protecting displaced and refugee children in and outside of Ukraine
- Homes for Ukraine scheme and Quality Assurance Housing Checklist
- Super Sponsor Scheme
- Super Sponsor Scheme and Homes for Ukraine: guidance for local authorities
- Ukraine Family Visa Scheme
- How disclosure checks under is in the Super Sponsor Scheme and Homes for Ukraine: guidance for local authorities.
- Security and disclosure checks made in relation to sponsors (hosts) under the Homes for Ukraine scheme
Information, advice and support services
- Action Fraud: Individual protection from cybercrime and fraud
- CELCIS Supporting child refugees and their families
- JustRight Scotland
- Met Police: Report a War Crime
International data and support services
- Joint statement by UNICEF and UNHCR, March 2022
- The United Nations Refugee Agency
- UNICEF 2022
- WHO Special Initiative Country Report 2020
The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is the legislation that underpins the identification and protection of adults assessed as “at risk of harm” in Scotland. The Act is designed to protect people who are at risk of harm because they are affected by disability, mental disorder, illness or physical or mental infirmity.
The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 provides a framework for safeguarding the welfare and managing the finances of adults (people aged 16 or over) who lack capacity due to mental illness, learning disability, dementia or a related condition, or an inability to communicate (this is not related to a language barrier).
Local authorities safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their area in need by providing a range and level of services appropriate to the children’s needs are local authority duties under Section 22 of The Children (Scotland) Act 1995.
The provision of care, protection and accommodation in Scotland for Unaccompanied Children is outlined in the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 which applies in relation to looked after children and care leavers in Scotland. Unaccompanied children from Ukraine will become looked after children, subject to Section 25 of the 1995 Act. Local authorities will therefore have responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of these children, as further specified in Section 17 of the 1995 Act.
Framework for Mental Health in Scotland is primarily contained in the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 Code of Practice
The Rights of People with disabilities are protected by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Additionally, “Disability” is a “Protected Characteristic” under the Equalities Act 2010.
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