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How we work with other organisations

A memorandum of understanding is an agreement between two parties in the form of a legal document.

Working together

The Mental Welfare Commission has memorandums of understanding with various organisations to ensure there is a clear understanding of how we work together in common areas.

We have memorandums of understanding with the following organisations - scroll down to read these documents.

Scottish Government
A memorandum of agreement that sets out the roles of the Commission and the Scottish Government, and outlines how the Commission is held to account for use of public funds.

The Mental Health Tribunal
The memorandum of understanding between the Mental Welfare Commission and the Mental Health Tribunal sets out a framework for cooperation between the two organisations.

Office of the Public Guardian
This memorandum has been agreed between the Mental Welfare Commission and the Public Guardian in order to clarify their respective roles in relation to the investigation of situations in which there is a risk to finances and/or property.

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
The memorandum between the Mental Welfare Commission and the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman is to clarify the responsibilities of both organisations in relation to complaints about mental health services provided by, or on behalf of, NHS Boards and local authorities.

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
The Mental Welfare Commission and the Scottish Social Services Council have an agreement to exchange information routinely, or by exception, as is necessary to fulfil their respective statutory functions and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people who use social work and other care services.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Regulation of independent healthcare was passed to Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

The Care Inspectorate
The Care Inspectorate, or SCSWIS, is the new name for the Care Commission.

The Health and Safety Executive
Liaison agreement between the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (MWC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in relation to the sharing of information. 


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