The AWI Act
The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 was one of the first pieces of social legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament.
The AWI Act provides a range of options to help those who are or may become incapable of looking after their own financial or welfare affairs.
After carrying out an extensive consultation exercise with stakeholders and customers the AWI Act was amended in October 2007 and April 2008. The amendments were brought into force when The Adult Support & Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 received Royal Assent on 21 March 2007.
If you wish to view the original AWI Act which contains the amendments, click here to view. Please note that the publishers of the legislation cannot provide legal advice regarding the application of the Act.