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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Guardianship and Intervention Orders - making an application: A Guide for Carers

DescriptionA guide for carers to making an application for guardianship and intervention orders.
Official Print Publication DateJune 2010
Website Publication DateJune 28, 2010


ISBN 978 0 7559 5640 1

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DPPAS 10180



1 About this guide

2 About the Adults with Incapacity Act (Scotland) Act 2000
Who the Act can help
Making decisions
What does incapacity mean?
Summary of provisions

3 About guardianship and intervention orders
What are guardianship and intervention orders?
Who can apply for an order?
When you might consider the need for guardianship
Guardianship order
- Financial powers
- Welfare powers
Intervention order
- Financial
- Welfare

4 What powers should I apply for?
Applying the principles
Anticipate the powers you are likely to need
Financial guardianship powers
Welfare guardianship powers
Making the right application!
Who to contact for further advice

5 A step-by-step guide to applying for an order
About the application process
Making an application yourself - steps to take
Flowchart: Making an application for an order

6 You've been appointed - what to do next
Informing and involving others
Contact with supervisory bodies

Appendix 1: Reports needed to support an application for an order

Appendix 2: Legal Provisions governing guardianship orders Caution
Direction waiving requirement for management plan
Can the adult enter into transactions without the permission of the financial guardian?
Liability and protection for third parties acting in good faith
Special provisions where guardianship relates to heritable property

Appendix 3: Examples of summary application forms

Appendix 4: Costs associated with applying for an order

Appendix 5: Useful contacts and resources

Appendix 6: Frequently Asked Questions