guardianship

This guide provides practical advice and information on how to weigh-up information and options for action when faced with situations in which major decisions need to be made. This guide was informed by a study of over 100 carers with proxy decision-making powers, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Report that builds on an earlier report (Crawley and Kohli 2012) and consolidates some the preliminary findings, incorporating the evidence and conclusions gathered from Years 1 and 2 of the evaluation process.

Report that presents ECPAT's UK's response to what they see as the government's resistance to meeting international obligations to introduce a system of guardianship for child victims of trafficking.

It has been drafted on the basis of communication with a range of parliamentarians, countries in which a system of guardianship has been introduced, two workshops with ECPAT UK’s Youth Group and a comprehensive legal analysis of the UK’s national and international obligations to child victims of trafficking.

The purpose of this Act of Scottish Parliament is to provide for decisions to be made on behalf of adults who lack legal capacity to do so themselves because of mental disorder or inability to communicate. The decisions concerned may be about the adult's property or financial affairs, or about their personal welfare, including medical treatment. The Act is in 7 parts.

The role of the Public Guardian is to supervise, investigate concerns and regulate Court appointed Deputies, and investigate complaints about the actions of registered attorneys and people acting under an order of the Court protection. This policy provides a framework for delivering the Office of the Public Guardian's role in safeguarding vulnerable adults.

Scottish Government document setting out the code of practice intended to guide the actions of anyone authorised under an intervention order or guardianship order.

Factsheet giving a concise introduction to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and a step-by-step flowchart to help people follow the five basic principles of the Act when deciding whether or not to use the legislation.

Short guide explaining the provisions and implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 which covers England and Wales.

Code of practice intended for use by local authority staff with duties and powers under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and containing detailed guidance on all the statutory functions bestowed on local authorities under the 2000 Act.

Leaflet explaining guardianship orders in Scotland including what they are, what they are for and how they can be obtained.