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5(1)Protective measure” means a measure directed to the protection of the person or property of an adult; and it may deal in particular with any of the following—E+W

(a)the determination of incapacity and the institution of a protective regime,

(b)placing the adult under the protection of an appropriate authority,

(c)guardianship, curatorship or any corresponding system,

(d)the designation and functions of a person having charge of the adult's person or property, or representing or otherwise helping him,

(e)placing the adult in a place where protection can be provided,

(f)administering, conserving or disposing of the adult's property,

(g)authorising a specific intervention for the protection of the person or property of the adult.

(2)Where a measure of like effect to a protective measure has been taken in relation to a person before he reaches 16, this Schedule applies to the measure in so far as it has effect in relation to him once he has reached 16.

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