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Who we are

The Commission was originally set up in 1960 under the Mental Health Act.  Our duties are set out in current mental health and incapacity law. 

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 Government.  

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. 

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Our roles:

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


For advice on mental health and incapacity law contact our Advice Line.

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