adult protection

Report on the consultation on the draft Adult Protection Committee guidance

Report presenting the results of a consultation exercise carried out by the Scottish Government on draft guidance for adult protection committees.

In safe hands: the protection of vulnerable adults from financial abuse in their own homes: update

In Safe hands was issued as Section 7 Guidance in 2000. This update addresses the gap in provision of guidance to promote good financial practice when supporting vulnerable people in their own homes. It covers: purpose of good practice guidance; underpinning principles; roles and responsibilities of the care co-ordinator, care provider and care worker; responsibility for monitoring of financial transactions. The appendix provides a summary of the Mental Capacity Act and examples of financial transaction recording documentation used in local authorities.

Report on the consultation on the draft Adult Protection Committee guidance

The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (the Act) was passed by the Scottish Parliament in Spring 2007. Part 1 of the Act, which is scheduled to commence on 29 October 2008, introduces new measures to identify and protect adults at risk of harm. These measures include a legislative framework for the creation of local multi-agency Adult Protection Committees (APCs) across Scotland. The Act requires APCs and councils to have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers about their functions under the Act.

The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. A short introduction to Part 1 of the Act

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. This booklet is a brief summary of the provisions of Part 1 of the Act.

SCIE Report 7: Developing social care: service users' vision for adult support

This report was produced by Shaping Our Lives National User Network with SCIE for the Department of Health. The Department requested that this piece of work be done to contribute towards their consultation on service users views on the future of adult social care.

Care homes for older people: national minimum standards

Brief guide to the national minimum standards for care homes for older people in England covering topics such as what to expect from care homes, rights and complaints procedures.

Exploring disability, family formation and break-up: reviewing the evidence

The research was carried out by Stephen McKay and Harriet Clarke at the University of Birmingham on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Office for Disability Issues (ODI). The report provides evidence on the effect that being a disabled adult, or having a disabled child, has on rates of family break-up, on repartnering or having children.

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.

SCIE Guide 8: Adult placements and person-centred approaches

Adult placements are not a new idea. For centuries, vulnerable people haven been cared for by people other than their family in their homes. But it wasn't until the 1970s and early 1980s however, that adult placement schemes, as an organised service, really took off in the UK. The guide has been developed to inform future guidance for local authority commissioners. It identifies relevant national minimum standards and highlights findings and case examples from the practice survey, as well as from the literature where available.

Transforming adult social care: access to information, advice and advocacy

Reports on current activity and research in relation to information, advice and advocacy and the delivery of 'Putting People First'. The research included: a literature review; a survey of directors of adults social services; a review of a sample of local authority and national websites; and in-depth work with selected local authorities and national organisations. Examples of good practice and recommendations for the development of services are included.