06 February 2018
This consultation seeks views 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 we need to ensure that Scotland's law remains fully fit for purpose.
The proposals relate to the following:
If you are interested in contributing to this or being Lead Author, please contact us as soon as possible.
The deadline for commenting is Friday 13th April using the response form below.
If you have any queries at all - please do not hesitate to get in touch.