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15 Dec, 2022 | .pdf, 928.5 KB
Over the last decade, we have seen a major shift in how and where people with additional support needs live and receive the care they need.
This advice note may be useful for all landlords and social work departments, advocacy and third sector organisations.
It may also be of interest to relatives and carers of people with additional support needs who are tenants or prospective tenants.
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
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.
21 Oct, 2021 | .pdf, 987.9 KB
In mental health and learning disability services, care plans are a key mechanism by which a person’s individual care and treatment can be developed, documented and shared with all those who are involved.
22 Apr, 2021 | .pdf, 988.1 KB
This document was reviewed in Spring 2021. The previous title was ‘The Adults with Incapacity Act in General Hospitals and Care Homes’.
8 Jul, 2020 | .pdf, 944.6 KB
This guidance has been developed to support managers and staff working in registered services for people with mental illness, learning disability, dementia or related conditions in Scotland. It is for anyone employed in caring for an individual who, because that person is not capable of making key decisions about his or her own health and welfare, has become subject to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (AWI).
3 Oct, 2019 | .pdf, 1 MB
Guidance primarily for professionals working with young people with borderline personality disorder such as medical practitioners (mainly psychiatrists and GPs), nurses and social workers, including mental health officers.
20 Aug, 2019 | .pdf, 884 KB
This guidance is about good practice in the development of person centred care plans for people using mental health, dementia and learning disability services. This guidance may be helpful for all clinical staff who develop and use care plans in a health and social care setting and for people who use services and their carers.
23 Jun, 2017 | .pdf, 457.7 KB
Guide on best practice in responding to incidents of violence in learning disability and mental health settings. This document was reviewed in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act. The previous title was 'Zero Tolerance: Responding to violence in mental health or learning disability care settings'.
24 May, 2017 | .pdf, 395.7 KB
This guide explains how and where human rights impact on mental health care delivery, and how staff can best ensure that the key rights are respected and promoted. It is intended to be both a reference guide and an improvement resource.
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.