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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

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30Notification of detention

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(1)Where a person is detained under section 29, the officer in charge must ensure that the detained person is informed immediately of—

(a)the right to have, on request, intimation of the detention and of the place of detention given, without delay, to—

(i)a solicitor, and

(ii)one other person reasonably named by the person,

(b)the right to have, on request, intimation given to a solicitor that the solicitor’s professional assistance is required,

(c)the right to have, on request, the solicitor informed, as soon as the information is available, of the court to which the person is to be taken and the date when that is to happen, and

(d)the right to have, on request, a private interview with the solicitor before any appearance before the sheriff under section 32.

(2)Where the officer in charge knows or believes that a person detained under section 29 is a child, the officer must, where practicable, give intimation, without delay, of the detention and of the place of detention to any person known to have parental responsibilities and rights in relation to the detained person.

(3)Any person to whom intimation is given under subsection (2) must be permitted reasonable access to the detained person.

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