Scottish Government Consultation on the Scottish Law Commission Report on Adults With Incapacity: Summary of Responses to Consultation
1. The Scottish Government consulted on the Scottish Law Commission's report on Adults with Incapacity from December 2015 to March 2016.
2. The consultation sought views on the approach taken by the SLC in their draft Adults with Incapacity Bill  to issues of deprivation of liberty for adults with incapacity both in hospital settings and within the community. This report summarise the responses received. All responses which the Scottish Government has permission to publish are available on line at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/integration-partnerships/report-on-adults-with-incapacity.
3. In total the consultation received 73 responses, 23 from individuals and 50 from organisations. Of the organisations who responded, these can be categorised into eight broad types.
|Type of organisation||Number of Responses||Percentage|
|Local Government bodies||14||28|
|Health and Social care partnerships||5||10|
|Professional regulatory bodies||5||10|
|Other professional bodies||8||16|
4. It should be noted that different respondents answered different questions which will explain why there are differing numbers of responses for each question.
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