3 May, 2022 | .pdf, 754.1 KB
Investigating deaths occurring during compulsory care and treatment under mental health legislation in Scotland: the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland proposals, final report to the Scottish Government.
The aim of the review was to establish whether the current arrangements for investigating the deaths of people being treated for a mental health condition or learning disability are adequate, and how well local organisations support and engage with the families and carers of people who have died.
16 Dec, 2021 | .pdf, 1 MB
This guidance explains the provisions in the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2003 regarding appeals against excessive security, and gives the Commission’s advice on the rights of patients and responsibilities of public bodies concerning such appeals.
16 Dec, 2021 | .pdf, 913.2 KB
This summary briefly explains the provisions in the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2003 regarding appeals against excessive security, and gives an overview of the Commission’s advice on the rights of patients and responsibilities of public bodies concerning such appeals.
29 Jul, 2021 | .pdf, 1.5 MB
We look at detentions under the Mental Health Act between 1 March 2020 and 28 February 2021. We look in detail into how many detentions there were, where and when they took place, and if there are any differences between health boards and also in characteristics of people who were detained.
28 Apr, 2017 | .pdf, 295.3 KB
The following paper reflects the voice, experience and opinions that people with lived experience and carers, as individuals and as groups, provided for the Commission’s current work on supported decision making.
30 Jun, 2016 | .pdf, 591.5 KB
This report by the Commission - produced for the Scottish Government - examines Scotland's high levels of emergency mental health detention without the consent of specialist social workers.
13 Feb, 2015 | .pdf, 150.8 KB
Guidance on principles and best practice in implementing specified persons regulations under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 in relation to restrictions around patients' correspondence or use of telephones, and relating to safety and security.