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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. This is a very difficult situation. Your mother has probably signed a welfare power of attorney giving the attorney power to decide with whom your mother can come into contact with and with whom she cannot and this does cause issues where there is a fall out between family members. There is limited scope for resolution. The OPG has no power here. The court might via an action of implement but as far as I am aware this has never been tested in court. You could contact the local authority social work department again about the refusal to allow visits or the Mental Welfare Commission but the options are limited as I say. If I was advising here I would as a solicitor send a letter to the attorney in the first instance and you may want to contact your own solicitor for that to be done. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited by JustAnswer for helping you today.
Defamation is not an issue here. That is a different legal remedy. Also the OPG has no power to remove a welfare attorney. There is no Court of Protection in Scotland. And if she is not incapable you would not be able to apply for guardianship which is what the equivalent procedure in Scotland would be. If your mother is capable she has the power to revoke the power of attorney herself.