Supporting Vulnerable Adults: Citizenship, Capacity, Choice

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SERIES EDITORS' INTRODUCTION

Scotland has been at the forefront of legislation concerned to provide support and protection for those who may be at risk of harm. The first major piece of legislation from the new Scottish Parliament was the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, while the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 has provided a legislative base for Scotland while others still debate the necessity of such a measure. This volume takes as its central point this latter Act and explores core issues such as capacity and choice in the context of different understandings of citizenship. It offers a detailed scrutiny, which can be read in tandem with the more general overview of civil mental health and incapacity legislation offered by Atkinson (2006) in an earlier volume in this series.

The discussion draws on original research conducted by the author that provides a depth and resonance to the argument. It also draws on a number of case studies and a number of enquiries into individual situations to locate the discussion in the realities of practice.

Following an introductory historical overview, Ailsa Stewart addresses the definitional debates in this area and associated sensitivities. She then explores key elements of the various adult protections systems across the UK and discusses the role of legislation. This analysis highlights the increasing divergence between Scotland and the rest of the UK but also identifies a common concern in respect of the appropriate balance between autonomy and protection. The interplay across the key themes of risk, vulnerability, capacity and citizenship in the emergence of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is tracked, and the volume concludes with a discussion of a range of tensions and challenges to be observed and addressed as implementation of the legislation proceeds.

Dr Joyce Cavaye Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University in Scotland, Edinburgh

Professor Alison Petch The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), Glasgow

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