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The Law

  • Find out more about what mental health law means for you. Information on the main features of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

  • The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 provides a framework for safeguarding the welfare and managing the finances of adults (people aged over 16).

  • Find information on the main features of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

  • The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is a piece of law to try to protect people from being harmed.

  • Find advice collected about the operation of mental health and incapacity legislation in Scotland.