20 May, 2021 | .pdf, 1.4 MB
Local intelligence gathering and calls to the Commission’s advice line in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic suggested that people who were in hospital and lacked capacity may have been moved from hospital to care homes without full understanding of the legal requirements to ensure rights are upheld and the move to care was lawful. Specific concerns related to the use or otherwise of Section 13ZA of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 particularly in the context of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (‘the Coronavirus Act’).
6 Aug, 2020 | .pdf, 935.9 KB
Guidance on the circumstances it would be appropriate, with the agreement of the guardian and adult, either to reduce the frequency of supervision, or cease to supervise a welfare guardianship altogether.
12 Feb, 2012 | .pdf, 746 KB
Mr and Mrs D, a couple with learning disabilities, suffered years of abuse at the hands of their power of attorney. The Commission has called for the local authority to apologise for falling to protect them (full anonymised report).
1 Jan, 2010 | .pdf, 499 KB
A collaborative practice guide between the Social Work Inspection Agency ( now SCSWIS) and the Commission identifying the need for improvements in arrangements for the supervision and support of welfare guardians. (Please see amendments to the Act at: http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/good-practice/comision-advice/guidance-on-the-changes-introduced-by-an-amendment-to-the-regulations-concerning-the-supervision-of-welfare-guardians,-in-june-2014/)