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  • 26 July 2016
    Publication, Advice Notes, Freedom, restriction and restraint, Learning Disability, Adults with Incapacity (AWI), Sexual Relationships, Contraception

    Our advice on sexual relationships and criminal charges where the adult lacks capacity.

  • 28 April 2016
    Publication, Service users, Contraception, Advice Notes, Guardianship, Power of attorney, Adults with Incapacity (AWI), Sexual Relationships

    This advice is intended to guide people through some of the complexities that arise relating to contraception and adults who may lack capacity.

  • 14 April 2016
    Publication, News, Advice Notes

    This advice note features frequently asked questions and guidance on voting in the Scottish Parliamentary Election and the EU Referendum 2016.

  • 2 December 2015
    Publication, Advice Notes, Freedom, restriction and restraint

    This advice note considers the issues for organisations such as care homes who may be considering using hidden surveillance. It also looks at the subject from the point of view of families and friends of people who are cared for by such organisations, and who may themselves be considering using hidden surveillance.

  • 4 August 2015
    Publication, Advice Notes

    Questions and answer notes concerning complaints about solicitors and Mental Health Tribunal hearings

  • 10 July 2015
    Publication, Professionals, Lawyers, Professional bodies, Advice Notes

    An update of the analysis and guidance advice on deprivation of liberty produced in 2013. Thank you to Jill Stavert for producing this update.

  • 13 April 2015
    Publication, Advice Notes, Freedom, restriction and restraint

    Are there any restrictions on voting for people with learning disabilities or mental health problems? Find out here.

  • 16 April 2014
    Publication, Professionals, Consent to treatment, Advice Notes

    Our advice notes on giving medical treatment under Part 16 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003. This document is currently under review. Any comments on its content should be emailed to - Stephen.anderson@mwcscot.org.uk

  • 5 February 2014
    Publication, Advice Notes, Freedom, restriction and restraint, Mental Health Act (MHA)

    Our guide to non-compliance with community compulsory treatment orders. This is the same as the copy that previously appeared as good practice guidance - we have just changed the branding to advice notes

  • 7 January 2014
    Publication, Advice Notes, Professionals, Freedom, restriction and restraint, Good practice guidance, Mental illness, Hospital

    Our advice for nurses on using section 299 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

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