The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 [2000 Act] affords any person with an interest in the welfare of an adult who lacks capacity the opportunity to apply to become that adult’s welfare guardian. Where the applicant is someone other than the local authority, this is often referred to as a private guardianship application.
This guide is for carers who are concerned that the person they care for is unable to take action or make some or all decisions in relation to their finances, personal welfare or health, due to a mental disability or severe communications difficulties, such as a stroke.
The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (hereafter referred to as the 2000 Act) established a series of functions, and a significant number of duties, that local authorities must adhere to. Prominent among these responsibilities, is the requirement to consider circumstances whereby the local authority should pursue an intervention in accordance with the principles of the legislation.
Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Procedures Guidance Note. The Duties of the Local Authority Guardian and The Support and Supervision of Non-Local Authority (Private) Welfare Guardian and Other Proxies. This guidance has been produced in order to ensure that appointed officers of West Dunbartonshire CHCP discharge their duties on behalf of the local authority in a consistent and professional manner that is in adherence with the principles of the 2000 Act
Chapter 1 Guardianship and Intervention Orders. The following procedures are intended as accessible guidance to interventions in terms of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 – hereafter referred to as the 2000 Act – within the context of the local authority’s duties and powers as prescribed in the legislation.
This delivery plan is not prescriptive about the particular structure of services that needs to be in place to deliver good outcomes. Rigid structures can often lead to a reduction in innovation and are not appropriate for the changing populations they serve. Instead we propose a functional approach that focuses on the key elements of services that need to be in place at each point in a journey of care so that clinicians, service users and carers can be clear about what needs to be delivered.
Volume 1 of the Code of Practice for the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 deals with a range of issues relating to the general framework within which the Act operates. These subjects include, for example, the duties placed on health boards and local authorities (Part 4); cross-border transfers of patients (section 289 and 290); and medical treatment (Part 16).
The focus of this commissioning strategy reflects the requirements of Scottish Government as they relate to the provision of community based older people‟s services. It forms part of a suite of commissioning strategies covering the breadth of operational responsibilities of West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership (developed jointly on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and West Dunbartonshire Council).
West Dunbartonshire Profile This profile is part of a wider project describing the mental health and wellbeing of Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GG&C) and its sub-regions, compiled by the Glasgow Centre of Population Health (GCPH). The purpose is to support those working in GG&C to find solutions relevant to the region. As part of this we hope the information within will stimulate debate around our aspirations for mental wellbeing in GG&C and how best to achieve them.
Scottish Social Services Council This is the second MHO publication to be produced by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Until November 2012, this report was collated and published by the Scottish Government whose 2010/11 and 2011/12 editions were designated by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) as National Statistics publications.
All persons affected by mental disorder (which includes learning disability), either in their personal or professional capacity, who require a Mental Health Officer can expect an efficient and helpful response and comprehensive service following a request for a Mental Health Officer to undertake duties in accordance with the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (the 2003 Act), the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (the 1995 Act) and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (the 2000 Act).
Scottish Ministers set up the National Care Standards Committee (NCSC) to develop national standards. The NCSC carried out this work with the help of a number of working groups. These groups included people who use services, their families and carers, along with staff, professional associations, regulators from health and social care, local authorities, health boards and independent providers. Many others were also involved in the consultation process
Action Points for people who use services and for people who provide services. (Dumbarton and District Mental Health Forum)
Standards for Integrated Care Pathways for Mental Health December 2007.
West Dunbartonshire Mental Health Forum. This survey was carried out by West Dunbartonshire Mental Health Forum in autumn 2012. The Forum gathered information from members who are people who use mental health services. We sent 85 forms and received responses from 30 people.