- Title Pages
- Table of Statutes
- Table of Statutory Instruments
- 1 Key Concepts and Functions in the Act
- 2 Council Duties and Powers
- 3 Assessment Orders
- 4 Removal Orders
- 5 Banning Orders
- 6 Urgent Use of Protection Orders
- 7 Protection Orders – Guidance on Court Procedures
- 8 2007 Act, Part 2 (Adults with Incapacity)
- 9 Links With and Differences From Other Legislation
- Appendix 1 Glossary
- Appendix 2 Letters and Information Sheet on the Act
- Appendix 3 Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 – Application in Protection Orders
- (p.32) (p.33) 3 Assessment Orders
- A Guide to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007
- Edinburgh University Press
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.
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