Safeguarding Adults with Incapacity and the role of the Office of the Public Guardian                                                                                                                                                              
Kilmarnock: 7 March 2018


Register to attend both seminars: £185 + VAT Public & Private Sector; £165 + VAT 3rd sector & Charitable Organisations

Attendance at one seminar either AM or PM £99 + VAT Public & Private Sector; £89 + VAT 3rd Sector & Charitable Organisations

The morning seminar will focus on the general principles of supporting adults with incapacity including -: The role of the OPG – What is capacity – Power of Attorney: what is it and why make one? Myths and common issues – Orders; guardianship or intervention order, which one? Financial guardian’s duties, common issues, latest update on guardianship – Investigation remit; summary of the remit, when to refer to OPG.  Each presentation will include time for questions and discussion to ensure delegates fully understand this complex area.


The afternoon seminar will focus specifically on concerns around financial abuse in relation to the property or finances belonging to an incapable adult. This practical seminar will be relevant for anyone with an interest in the Public Guardian’s investigation remit, particularly those with a limited working knowledge of the investigation remit and also the more experienced who are looking for more information about the investigation and will include practical group work with case studies.

Each seminar will offer 3 hours verifiable CPD

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Dates: Glasgow 14 March; Aberdeen 21 March; Edinburgh 28 March


Delegates have the choice of either a morning workshop (9.30am – 12.30pm) or Afternoon (1.30pm – 4.30pm)

COST TO ATTEND: £99 (Public & private sectors); £89 (3rd sector & charitable organisations)


Along with proposals for reform of the Adults, with Incapacity legislation, which the Scottish Government is currently consulting on views are being sought by the Scottish Government on the future shape and structure of supported decision making and these ½ day workshops are to enable Health & Social Care practitioners and legal professionals to examine the issues that need to be taken into consideration.

Each workshop will include an overview by Kirsty McGrath, Head of Policy -Reform of Adults with Incapacity legislation Health and Social Care Directorate at the Scottish Government followed by a Panel Discussion with representatives from MWC Scotland, Office of the Public Guardian, Local Government & a Scottish Law firm.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) sets a clear expectation that signatories (including the UK) ‘shall take appropriate steps to provide access by persons with disabilities to the support they may require in exercising their legal capacity’. Some countries have passed laws which give formal legal recognition to supported decision making.

This workshop provides an opportunity for health & social care practitioners working in the public and 3rd sectors and legal professionals to debate and consider the best fit for supported decision making in Scotland.