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To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that adult protection committees are structured in a way that allows their conveners and members to take an independent and objective view of the work of local authorities.

Answered by Jamie Hepburn (27/03/2015):

An adult protection committee must include members nominated by the council, the relevant health board and the relevant chief constable and may include a representative nominated by the Care Inspectorate. The convener must not be a member or officer of the council and, as laid out in guidance ideally, is independent of all representative bodies.

Nominees have to show they have the relevant knowledge and skills. This includes having an understanding of the importance of working collaboratively and effectively in a multidisciplinary and multi-agency context.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 27/03/2015
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