The Commission was originally set up in 1960
under the Mental Health Act. Our duties are set
out in current mental health and incapacity
We are accountable to Ministers at the Scottish Government
for our statutory duties and how we spend public money. We carry
out our work and produce reports independently from the Scottish
The law says that we must have service users and carers on the
Board. This means that the service user and carer voice is at
the heart of our decision making.
Find out more
about what we do
Board - publicly appointed Board
members who govern the Commission.
Staff - the teams who do the
day-to-day work of the Commission and are the first point of
contact for the public.
The Commission will continue to focus on individuals and their needs and the importance of improvements and learning points for services providing care for people with mental health problems or learning disability
The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes, Chair
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