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Council Officer


This course will enable practitioners to meet the statutory requirements to fulfil the role of the Council Officer. Practitioners will gain a working knowledge of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, with a focus on the social work role in Adult Support and Protection.  

This course will support practitioners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the application of the legislation as it applies to adults who may lack capacity and those who experience a mental disorder.

This course is delivered on a Pan Ayrshire basis.

Learning Outcomes

Practitioners will build on existing knowledge of the roles of appropriate agencies and professionals within the framework of Adult Support and Protection and explore the assessment, management and reduction of risk, and the management of uncertainty in complex and dynamic situations.

Practitioners will be able to confidently take actions to ensure individuals are protected and safe from harm.

Who Should attend

This course is aimed at Social Workers with 12 months relevant post qualification experience who will undertake the role of Council Officer.

Course Length

This course is delivered over a period of four days in venues across South, North and East Ayrshire.


How to book

South Ayrshire Council Employees

This course can be booked through Book and Go on COAST, visit:


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Employees

All NHS staff within SA HSCP, should copy and paste the following link onto their browser and enter where they will be directed to COAST. This link should be used anytime NHS wish to access COAST therefore it would be advisable that this is saved to favourites.

On entering you will have two options; to Register or Login, in the first instance all NHS staff must register their details, simply their name and email while creating a memorable password.  An active email address must be used as all booking confirmations, information and links will be sent to this address.