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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 6 – Duty to consider importance of providing advocacy and other services

13.This section applies where, after making inquiries under section 4, a council considers that it needs to intervene in order to protect an adult at risk from harm. It requires the council to have regard to the importance of the provision of appropriate services (including, in particular, independent advocacy services) to the adult concerned.

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