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Tayside Adult Support & Protection (ASP) Council Officer Training Programme



Tayside Adult Support and Protection (ASP)

Council Officer Training Programme


Who is this programme for?

This is a comprehensive, statutory programme for practitioners and managers who undertake council officer functions as defined within the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 within the course of their duties.

Before starting this programme, participants must have a minimum of 6 months relevant post qualifying experience, maintain appropriate registration (with SSSC or other relevant body) and be prioritised to undertake this programme by their service.

 By the end of this programme, participants will have the knowledge, skills and identified developmental needs to effectively meet ASP core competencies, lead ASP investigations and undertake all aspects of the ASP council officer role and duties.

 How will this programme be delivered?

This programme has been redesigned and adapted as blended learning. This includes direct inputs and learning, self-directed reading and the use of reflective and supervision learning tools. All sessions and inputs will be delivered remotely via MS Teams at this time, with some self-directed learning and reflective tasks between sessions.   

When will this programme start?

Two separate programme cohorts are planned, one beginning 25 August 2021 and the other 3 February 2022. Participants must be available to attend all MS Teams sessions for their cohort, all sessions run 9.30am -1pm


Cohort 1 Dates

Cohort 2 Dates

1.      Introduction to the Programme 

25 August 2021

3 February 2022

2.     ASP Legislation and Practice Dilemmas 

1 September 2021

10 February 2022

3.     Capacity, Consent and Crossing the Acts

15 September 2021

24 February 2022

4.     Introduction to Investigative Interviewing

27 October 2021

10 March 2022

5.     Risk Management and Chronologies

3 November 2021

24 March 2022

6.     ASP Case Conference

17 November 2021

7 April 2022

7.     Consolidation of Learning

1 December 2021

14 April 2022

8.     Recall session 1

2 March 2022

30 June 2022

9.     Recall session 2

2 June 2022

29 September 2022


How do I book?

To request further information or note your interest please contact your area programme lead no later than 15 July 2021 for COHORT 1, and no later than 20 December 2021 for COHORT 2 on the following:


Angus - Wendy Hinnie,

Dundee  - Sarah Hart,

Perth and Kinross – Iain Wilkie,


Team Manager Briefing - Tayside Council Officer Training Programme