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Crossing The Acts: The Support and Protection of Adults at Risk with Mental Disorder; Across the Scottish Legislative Frameworks

This work explores the risks of adults with a mental disorder and how the relative Scottish legislation, policy and practice frameworks interrelate to provide them with support and protection. The main Acts in Scotland which support and protect adults at risk with mental disorder are: a) the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 Act (the 2003 Act);  b) the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (the 2000 Act); and c) the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (the 2007 Act). Seeking, primarily, to explore the practical application of duties and powers across the interface of these Acts,...


Rural Social Work Practice in Scotland

Rural Social Work Practice in Scotland brings international approaches to rural social work into a modern Scottish context. The book critically examines Scottish rural issues before going on to describe recognised rural models of social work practice, drawing upon a wide range of material from the United Kingdom, Canada, the USA and Australia. Individual chapters cover most aspects of social work: children and families, adults, minorities (with a strong call for a more enlightened practice with Scottish Gypsy Travellers) and management themes. Throughout the book, practice examples highlight and examine the practical application of theory. Each substantive chapter concludes with...


The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003: A Guide for Mental Health Officers and Mental Health Professionals

The Scottish mental health act implemented in 2005 is radical, complex and at times hard to follow. This book is a guide for mental health professionals to the different legal pathways in both civil and criminal procedures. The book is written chiefly through the eyes of the mental health officer who has a key role as an independent practitioner working with a range of medical and legal professionals such as psychiatrists, social workers, tribunal members, solicitors. The model adopted to understand the act is based on three concepts – consultation, assessment and notification. These mirror the multi-agency processes required to...