Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

By Hilary Patrick, Nicola Smith

Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland is an indispensable resource for professionals trying to navigate the increasingly complex framework of adult protection law and practice. Expert guidance is given on the provisions of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 in the context of the existing statutory framework, including the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. The impact of human rights law is also considered. The legal framework for protecting adults at risk is complex. This practical guide offers clarification on this complexity with appropriate examples wherever possible. It identifies and advises on the dilemmas and difficulties faced by professionals working in the area of adult protection.

227 pages

Publication Date: 11/1/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781847664877