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Partner Agencies

The Appropriate Adult Tayside service is managed by five partner agencies, all of whom have a responsibility for protecting the interests of people who have a mental disorder:-

  • Police Scotland (Tayside Division)
  • NHS Tayside
  • Angus Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • Perth and Kinross Council

Representatives from each partner agency make up the management group. The role of the management group includes:-

  • Setting the budget
  • Producing annual report
  • Co-ordinating the appropriate adult service and promoting an effective inter-agency approach
  • Administering the service, including:-
    • provision of operational procedures/guidance and pro-forma;
    • recruitment of appropriate adults, including disclosure checks as per local policy and national requirements;
    • maintenance of a list of appropriate adults;
    • arranging payment of expenses of appropriate adults;
    • ensuring that adequate records are kept by all participating agencies;
    • ensuring compatibility of systems on an inter-agency basis;
    • providing advice/public information to facilitate maximum take up of the appropriate adult service;
    • devising and operating a complaints procedure;
    • making provision for the counselling of appropriate adults;
    • participating in the establishment and running of inter-agency training programmes and testing in respect of the appropriate adult services; and
    • leading in monitoring and evaluating the appropriate adult service, taking account of experiences of user’s provision, and value for money, and advising the inter-agency working group.
  • And any other activity required for the effective management of the service

Representatives from each of the partner agencies make up the Steering group. The role of the Steering group is to:-

  • Review financial circumstances
  • Be accountable for any expenditure incurred by the service
  • Set parameters for recruitment and training
  • Set aims, objectives and standards for the service
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the service both in terms of provision and value for money and report on this at regular intervals to the steering group making recommendations for improvement where this seems necessary
  • Determine performance indicators
  • Direct the lead agency in the administration of the service
  • Approve an Annual Report at the end of each financial year

Links to Partner Agencies