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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 4 – Council’s duty to make inquiries

8.This section places a duty on councils to make inquiries about an adult’s well-being, property or financial affairs in certain circumstances. These circumstances are where the person falls within the definition of an adult at risk, and the council knows or believes it may have to intervene in order to protect the adult’s well-being, property or financial affairs.

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