A memorandum of understanding is an agreement
between two parties in the form of a legal document.
It is not fully binding in the way a contract is, but it is
stronger and more formal than a traditional gentleman's
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.
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
The memorandum of understanding between the Mental
Welfare Commission and the Mental Health Tribunal sets out a
framework for cooperation between the two organisations.
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
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
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.
Regulation of independent healthcare was passed to Healthcare
The Care Inspectorate
The Care Inspectorate, or SCSWIS, is the new name for the Care