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A Guide to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007$
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Bert Calder

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781845860820

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860820.001.0001

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Council Duties and Powers

Council Duties and Powers

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A Guide to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Bert Calder

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the statutory procedures a Scottish local authority has after receiving a referral from any source about suspected harm of an adult. They are termed inquires which can lead to visits to the adult and thereafter interviews and where necessary, a medical examination. The purpose of these duties is to produce court evidence to protect an adult from harm. Harm is defined in a broad way to include any form of conduct towards an adult, including their physical and psychological welfare, also their finances and property.

Keywords:   inquires and investigations, interviews, medical examination, examination of records

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