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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.

MOU with the Scottish Government(.pdf, 153.9 KB)


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.

MOU with the Mental Health Tribunal(.pdf, 53.4 KB)


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.

MOU with the Office of the Public Guardian(.pdf, 66.5 KB)


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.

MOU with Scottish Public Service Ombudsman(.pdf, 97.1 KB)


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.

MOU with the Scottish Social Services Council(.pdf, 65.9 KB)


Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Regulation of independent healthcare was passed to Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

MOU with Healthcare Improvement Scotland(.pdf, 173 KB)


The Care Inspectorate

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

MOU with Care Inspectorate(.pdf, 47.9 KB)


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. 

MOU with the Health and Safety Executive(.pdf, 950.5 KB)


The Keeper of the Records of Scotland

The agreement for the transfer of records (controller - processor) between The Keeper of Records of Scotland (NRS) and the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

Agreement for the transfer of records between MWC & NRS (.pdf, 682.4 KB)


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