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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. The Adult Support and Protection Act 2007 gives greater protection to adults at risk of harm or neglect. The Act defines adults at risk as those aged 16 years and over who: are unable to safeguard their own wellbeing, property, rights or other interests. Jul 10, 2008 · The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 was passed by the Scottish Parliament in February 2007 and received royal assent on 22 March 2007. Part 1 of the Act deals with the protection of adults at risk of harm. It is scheduled to come into effect in the autumn of 2008.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the purposes of protecting adults from harm; to require the establishment of committees with functions relating to the safeguarding of adults who are at risk of harm; to amend the law relating to incapable adults; to remove an individual's liability for expenses incurred by councils in performing certain functions in relation to the. May 02, 2014 · Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 - Code of Practice (PDF 620.8 kB) Contents. Adult Support and Protection revised Code of Practice Chapter 4: Duties and powers of the council and other agencies, the role of the council officer and the independent and third sectors, and cooperation across organisations and professionals.

The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (the Act) is there to protect adults vulnerable to harm/abuse. Do you know of someone who’s being harmed? If you think you know someone who is being harmed, or is at risk of being harmed, you must tell someone. Remember, the person being harmed may not be able to report it. The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 was introduced by the Scottish Government in October 2008. Part 1 of the Act deals with the protection of adults at risk of harm. The Act can be used to deal with any harm, whether deliberate or not.