Skip to Content Skip to Navigation
Member Login

Member login

No account? JOIN US
SCO
Consultation Response

Response to proposals for reform to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

03 May 2018

Carers Scotland response the the Scottish Government's consultation on proposals for reform to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (AWI).

In 2000, when the AWI act came into force, it was regarded as ground-breaking legislation, essentially a world leader in capacity legislation. For the first time, Scotland had a comprehensive regime to protect the welfare and financial rights of persons lacking in capacity.  International human rights law in this field has developed further since then and the Scottish Government needs to ensure that Scotland's law remains fully fit for purpose.

The proposals relate to a range of issues including graded guardianships, the creation of a supported decision maker role and a supported decision making scheme and the use of power of attorneys.

POLICY FILE(S)

Back to top