Legislation, Statutory and Good Practice Guidance
In Scotland theScottishGovernment hold responsibility for safeguarding adults at risk who are over 16 years of age. The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 instructs ever council area to set up Multi-agency Adult Protection Committees and are responsible locally for multi-agency policy, procedures guidance and practice for safeguarding and protecting adults
An Act to require the notification of information to the police by persons who have committed certain sexual offences; to make provision with respect to the commission of certain sexual acts outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.
Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE
Part 2.4: A person under the age of 16 years shall have legal capacity to consent on his own behalf to any surgical, medical or dental procedure or treatment where, in the opinion of a qualified medical practitioner attending him, he is capable of understanding the nature and possible consequences of the procedure or treatment.
For persons authorised under intervention orders and guardians
Good Practice Guidance
For Health and Social Care