Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

Second Edition

By Nicola Smith, Nairn R Young

Edited by: Hilary Patrick

This is a guide to the general principles of Scottish legislation in relation to adult protection. The updated text includes a new chapter on financial harm and abuse and covers topics such as commercial debt, misspelling products, insurance, and loans. The book also includes coverage of the Self Directed Support (Scotland) Act 2013 and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007, Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 - including creation of Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) and Care Inspectorate - and the principles of the Self Directed Support Act. It also includes practical information on preparation for adult protection hearings, drafting applications, addressing sheriffs, use of temporary orders, warrants for arrest, and remedies for breach of orders, including a new section on contempt of court.


Publication Date: 4/7/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780438719