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12 Jan, 2023 | .pdf, 1.2 MB
The Commission monitors advance statement overrides (ASOs). The aim is to focus resources on more robust, timeous monitoring of ASOs that have not been subject to any external scrutiny by a designated medical practitioner, and on follow up that is more beneficial to patients.
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.
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.
15 Jul, 2021 | .pdf, 1.2 MB
There were concerns expressed in the Scottish Government’s review of the Mental Health Act in (known as ‘the McManus Review’) about the lack of uptake of advance statements. However, there have not been any estimates on prevalence until this report.
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’).
16 Feb, 2021 | .pdf, 1.3 MB
This report focusses on advance statement overrides (ASOs). We present the data on:
15 Oct, 2020 | .pdf, 1.5 MB
In this report, we expand on data presented in the Mental Health Act Monitoring Report, to explore the context around detentions and presentations of young people detained under the Mental Health Act.
30 Sep, 2020 | .pdf, 132.3 KB
One page of graphics summarising the main findings in the AWI monitoring report 2019-20
18 Mar, 2020 | .pdf, 1.1 MB
The number of young people under the age of 18 admitted to non-specialist hospital wards – mainly adult wards - for treatment of their mental illness in Scotland in 2018-19 rose for the second year running.
25 May, 2018 | .pdf, 2.5 MB
We have a statutory responsibility to monitor the use of the Mental Health Act. Here we publish a summary of its use in 2016-2017. The report also includes a broader range of figures, and comparisons over the last 10 years. This document was first published in October 2017, and was reviewed and amended in May 2018.
6 Oct, 2016 | .pdf, 777.9 KB
Our annual report of key findings from our monitoring of young persons to non-specialists wards in 2015-16. This includes the results from a second, more in-depth, monitoring exercise we undertook this year over a six months period.
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.