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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 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...