Adults with Incapacity Reform -by 30 April

This consultation seeks views on proposals for reform to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (AWI).


The Scottish Government in particular are looking for views around:

  • Graded Guardianships
  • Change of forum for Adults with Incapacity (AWI) cases
  • Creation of supported decision maker role and a supported decision making scheme
  • Clarification of use of powers of attorney in deprivation of liberty cases
  • Creation of short term ‘placement order’
  • Clarification of the interaction between aspects of the AWI legislation and Adult Support and Protection legislation.

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