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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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Assessment Orders

Assessment Orders

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(p.32) (p.33) 3 Assessment Orders
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A Guide to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007
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Bert Calder

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860820.003.0004

An assessment order is one of three protection orders which a Scottish sheriff court can grant It is a legal means of taking an adult suspected of being seriously harmed to a place of safety to be interviewed and/or medically examined in private. This chapter describes the court criteria for an assessment order and the type of evidence needed to make an application. A live case study is used to illustrate these procedures.

Keywords:   assessment order, court criteria, court application

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