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The Law

  • Information on the main features of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

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

  • Information on the main features of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

  • Information on the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, a piece of law to protect people from being harmed.

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

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