Associated Legislation

There are 3 main pieces of legislation aimed at helping adults in Scotland stay safe and assisting them to make decisions about their welfare.

  1. Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) 2007 Act
  2. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) 2000 Act
  3. Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

There are many associated pieces of legislation and the following list may be relevant in some situations. This list is not exhaustive. Practitioners and managers will always need to consider specific legal advice when there are legal issues to be considered: