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Mental health homicide reviews

The Scottish Government asked the Commission to develop a model for Scotland for independent investigations of care and treatment prior to mental health homicides. 


There is no current system to ensure that identified learning which could prevent future homicides is shared across mental health and other involved services. The Commission’s proposals take account of feedback from a Scottish Government consultation in 2017 and from a short life Reference Group established for this project in 2021.

The Commission has developed a proposed pathway for mental health homicides that we believe is innovative, inclusive and human rights compliant. We believe the proposals laid out in this document are ambitious but necessary and will require funding support from the Scottish Government.

Read the report here.

You can email us at mwc.review@nhs.scot