22 Jun, 2022 | .pdf, 1.2 MB
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland is concerned that some private welfare guardians are not getting the information and support they need to fulfil their role. For the purposes of this guide, private welfare guardian is used to denote any non-local authority
12 May, 2022 | .pdf, 1.6 MB
The Authority to discharge project was undertaken in response to numerous concerns raised in relation to the rights of people who were not able to express their own views being moved from hospital to care homes during the pandemic period.
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).