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Adults with Incapacity

This course aims to provide an overview of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and the implications it has for the service user and service provider.  We all make decisions, every day of our lives. Most of us can make these decisions for ourselves, sometimes with advice or support for the more serious or complex ones. Others, due to illness or impairment, will need considerable assistance to make these decisions to improve or maintain their quality of life.  The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act gives clear information for supporting people who lack the capacity to make decisions. This course will illustrate the processes of decision making, capacity assessments, decisions for the benefit of the individual, and bodies who work under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Define "capacity" and explain the five key principles of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

  • Describe how these may be relevant to those they support, and how they may impact when the learner is on their own

  • Describe the supporting guidance and roles of others specific to these

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