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The Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Guardians etc. by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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2.—(1) Where a guardian with functions in relation to the personal welfare of an adult has been appointed for a period of one year or more the local authority shall arrange for–

(a)that adult to be visited on behalf of the local authority from time to time but in any case within three months of the guardianship order being granted and thereafter at intervals of not more than three months; and

(b)that guardian (except where the guardian is the chief social work officer) to be visited on behalf of the local authority from time to time but in any case at intervals of not more than three months.

(2) Where that guardian has been appointed for a period of less than one year the local authority shall arrange for the adult and guardian to be visited on behalf of the local authority–

(a)within fourteen days before or after the midpoint of that period of appointment; and

(b)within fourteen days before the end of that period of appointment.

(3) Where the local authority is supervising a person authorised under an intervention order, it shall arrange for the adult who is the subject of the intervention order, and where appropriate the person authorised under the intervention order, to be visited on behalf of the local authority as often as required by the sheriff and, where no such requirement has been specified, at intervals of not more than one month for the period of time fixed by the sheriff for supervision by the local authority.

(4) Where the local authority considers it appropriate, any visit to the adult in accordance with this regulation may take place at the same time as a visit to the guardian or person authorised under an intervention order as the case may be.

(5) Where the circumstances of an adult are such that it is not possible for a local authority to visit that adult within the time periods specified in this regulation, that local authority shall visit the adult at a time as close to the time when the visit should have taken place, as the adult’s circumstances will allow.

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