Health & Social Care
Working with the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Participants will gain an understanding of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (the Act) and who it affects.  Heavily scenario based, this course will provide an opportunity for participants to apply the five principles of the Act to practical situations.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term “Incapacity”
  • Describe the 5 principles of the Act
  • State who and how the Act can help
  • Describe how the Act supports a person in planning ahead if they believe they might lack capacity in the future
  • Discuss the legal implications of providing support or care to people who lack capacity including deprivation of liberty
  • Describe the roles of the Public Guardian, the Mental Welfare Commission, the Court and the Local Authority in safeguarding adults who lack capacity

One day.

This course should be run for groups of up to 16.

All staff who work with service users, relatives, colleagues, external agencies and want to be confident that they understand and are applying the principles of the Act appropriately.

The contents of this course will incorporate issues of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice to assist participants in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination.


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Adults with Incapacity (Scoltland) Act (2000)