adult protection

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Video telling the personal story of a person who suffered abuse in the family home for many years. Since speaking out he has been helped to live a full and independent life.

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.