ASP Learning Reviews

The Scottish Government has published Learning Review Guidance for Adult Protection Committees to use when considering or undertaking learning reviews meeting the criteria for a learning review.

All practitioners are responsible for notifying their line manager of significant cases and events.  This allows managers to consider whether a Learning Review Notification should be made to Adult Protection Committee.

Often learning review activity in other areas can be relevant to local practice and it is good practice for us to be aware of national cases as well as Forth Valley cases.  Below are links to published learning reviews locally, nationally and some Mental Welfare Commission reports relevant to adult support and protection practice.

Falkirk Learning Reviews


Stirling Learning Reviews


Clackmannanshire Learning Reviews


National Learning Reviews

SCR – Inverclyde – Margaret Fleming (2023)

SCR – Angus – P19 (2021)

SCR – North Lanarkshire – Miss A (2016)

SCR – Glasgow APC – Ellen Ash (2015)

  • Glasgow City Council Adult Support and Protection Committee SCR.  On 19 August 2013, Mr Jeffrey Ash pled guilty to wilful fire raising and culpable homicide of his mother, Mrs Ellen Ash, aged 83.

Report of the Inspection of Scottish Borders Council SWS – Borders Report (2004)

  • The case emerged in March 2002 after Miss X was admitted to hospital suffering multiple injuries from physical and sexual abuse. Police investigation revealed she had been subject to a series of abuse and assaults over the previous weeks and possibly much longer. In August 2002 three men, including a carer, were convicted on assault charges, and were sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh to between 7- and 10-years’ imprisonment.

Relevant Mental Welfare Commission Reports

MWC Report – Care and Treatment of AB (2023)

MWC Report – Mr QR (2018)

MWC Report – Report on End of Life Care for Mr JL (2014)

MWC Report – Mr and Mrs D (2012)

MWC Report – Mr A (October 2010)

MWC Report – Best of Intentions – Mrs I (January 2010)

MWC Report – Mrs T (2007)