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This course will provide you with a full introduction to protecting and assisting vulnerable adults in Scotland.

Find out the circumstances in which an adult can be deemed 'incapable' and the underlying principles of the 2000 Act along with what to do when things go wrong, and the alternatives to applying to Court.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • The 5 principles of the 2000 Act
  • Who is involved?
  • Voluntary Arrangements (Power of Attorney)
  • When will an adult be considered 'incapable'?
  • Obtaining reports (30 day rule)/change of condition of adult
  • Applications to the Sheriff Court, determination and appeals
  • The 5 underlying principles of the 2000 Act
  • What Orders can be made and how much is this likely to cost?
  • Alternatives to applying to Court
  • The prospective client
    • What can the Guardian do?
    • Investment and business powers
    • Providing or selling a house
    • Care home fees
    • Exercising the fiduciary duty and the consequences of breaching the duty
    • Death, replacement or substitution of a Guardian
    • When things go wrong
    • Reporting misuse of powers
    • Removal of a Guardian
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Record keeping and remuneration of a Guardian
    • How to operate an Intervention Order
    • Sale or management of a property under an Intervention order
    • Death of person authorised to act
      • The role of advocacy services while an Order is in effect
      • The adult in hospital or in a residential setting
  • Authorisation of intromissions with the adult's funds
  • Negotiating a care package
  • Reporting management of the adult's estate
  • When things go wrong
  • The future
    • What is good and bad with the 2000 Act
    • How will self-directed support work in practice?
    • Effect of human rights legislation
    • Scottish Government Consultation on the 2000 Act
    • United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disability
    • Is the decision-making capacity of an incapable adult to be substituted or supported?
    • Advances in communication techniques - Who instructs?
  • Key and recent cases (Q v Glasgow City Council, Darlington Borough Council, Petitioners)

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