vulnerable adults

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance Annual Report 2005

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This report details activities undertaken by the SIAA in 2005 including running 'advocacy awareness' training for service providers, a 'training for trainers' course, the distribution of the 'Directory of Advocacy Organisations in Scotland' and the development of the SIAA website which hosts a discussion forum to discuss dilemmas and to start discussions on advocacy in Scotland.

The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 15th February 2007 and received Royal Assent on 21st March 2007.

The Advocacy Conference 2003 : practice issues in advocacy

This conference report discusses the outcomes of workshops carried out by the Advocacy Safeguards Agency (ASA) and the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) in association with the Scottish Executive. In preparation for revising guidance on advocacy provision, these workshops focused on good practice in advocacy which highlighted some of the issues advocates, advocacy organisations and others would like guidance on.

Vulnerable defendants in the criminal courts : a review of provision for adults and children

Report looking at the treatment of vulnerable defendants, both children and adults, in the criminal courts of England and Wales. It assesses existing provision for both groups of vulnerable defendants, identifies gaps in provision and makes recommendations to fill those gaps.

Housing choices and issues for young people in the UK

Review providing a synthesis of recent youth research with a specific bearing on the housing transitions of young people in the UK and highlighting some of the most important concerns of young people in connection with housing.

The protection of adults vulnerable through mental disorder - George Kappler

Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar series, 15/01/2009. Covers legislation and the role of social work, the local authority and the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

In from the margins: making every adult matter

Report drawing attention to the plight of adults with complex problems and multiple needs and calling for the reconfiguration of services, policies and thinking to better reflect the experience of such people and the strategic thinking required to meet their needs.

Living on the edge: enabling older owner occupiers with moderate learning disabilities to live independently

Report focusing on the plight of older people with mild to moderate learning disabilities living independently in their own homes. It notes that many reach crisis points which threaten their independence and argues that a service response model based on crisis support workers is the most effective way of preventing such crises occurring and recurring.

Protection of vulnerable adults: monitoring report 2007-2008

Report that sets out significant data collated by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) in relation to allegations of abuse against adults. It examines the key findings for the year ended 31 March 2008, providing an analysis of the information and a description of trends, concerns and achievements. It then considers what the data says about the state of adult protection services in Wales.

Adult protection policy and procedures

Document setting out procedures to be followed in cases of abuse of vulnerable adults in the Argyll and Bute Council area.