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Legal Guardianship is a court process that allows another person to become the decision maker for someone who is deemed by the courts to be unable.

The Law affords the opportunity to apply for Guardianship and Intervention Orders under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

Whilst Carronhill School does not have any professional advice in this field, partners within Aberdeenshire Council have compiled some help below.

As this is a legal procedure it is advised that you contact a solicitor to assist you in this undertaking. With all services that anyone seeks to buy, you should always ask a variety of firms for costs before committing to an appointment. You may also be able to to use support through Scottish Legal Aid. It should be noted that this webpage is purely for signposting parents/carers to different information and should not be interpreted as advice.

Further information:

Example Welfare Powers (private application)
2000 AWI Act Guardianship & Intervention OrdersDownload
2000 AWI Act – Short GuideDownload