The Scottish Appropriate Adult Network is a collaborative group that has been established to support the development and maintenance of Appropriate Adult Services in Scotland.
The aims of the Network are:
1. To develop national standards in best practice, recruitment, training and the resource of services.
2. To work with the Scottish Government, ACPOS, COPFS, ADSW and other identified stakeholders to develop policy, guidance and legislation.
3. To support all member services in order to maximise our potential in meeting the needs of all APPROPRIATE ADULT service users.
The Network is chaired by Ian Wilson (Coordinator, Fife Appropriate Adults Service) and attended by a wide variety of partners from different agencies across Scotland:
- Local Authority Social Work
- Scottish Government
- ACPOS representative
- Appropriate Adult co-ordinators
- Mental Welfare Commission
- British Transport Police
- Judicial Studies Committee
Where necessary the Network will create smaller working groups to concentrate on specific issues, such as a national training standard and review of guidance.
The success of the Network and associated working groups relies on the dedication of the members who attend and give their time to progressing the overall aims.