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Social Work Law in Scotland

In Social Work and the Community, the White Paper which preceded the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, it was noted that ‘the powers of local authorities to provide advice and assistance, and to promote welfare are set out mainly’ in six pieces of legislation. This modest total meant that, even though written 20 odd years. Read more

Spring Scottish Online Service Updates

Spring Scottish Online Service Updates

What’s new in our plethora of Scottish online services? Steve Savory summarises the highlights. Detailed and updated coverage of the new Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act is provided in the Scottish Older Client Law Service. Here’s a small sample of the commentary on the new regime from the chapter on renting: ‘In April 2016 the. Read more

We live in interesting times: changing models, mental health and (in)capacity law in Scotland

We live in interesting times: changing models, mental health and (in)capacity law in Scotland

When enacted at the start of this century, Scotland’s mental health and capacity legislation was regarded as world leading in its principled and rights-based approach to interventions concerning persons with a mental disorder. Such laws reinforced respect for an individual’s autonomy in requiring that non-consensual interventions only occur as a last resort (providing a benefit. Read more

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