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We produce a range of publications, for professionals, people with mental ill health and families/carers. You can download them from our website. We have copies of some materials – contact us to enquire.

13 matching publications.

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Authority to discharge - closure report

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.

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AWI monitoring report 2020-21

25 Nov, 2021 | .pdf, 1.4 MB

We report our function in monitoring the use of the AWI Act in two parts: 1) statistical monitoring of extant (existing) and granted guardianships, and 2) visits to individuals on guardianship orders to ensure their rights are upheld.

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Authority to discharge - report into decision making for people in hospital who lack capacity

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’).

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AWI monitoring report 2019-20

30 Sep, 2020 | .pdf, 2.6 MB

We report our function in monitoring the use of the AWI Act in two parts: 1) statistical monitoring of extant (existing) and granted guardianships, and 2) visits to individuals on guardianship orders to ensure their rights are upheld.

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AWI monitoring 2019-20 overview graphics

30 Sep, 2020 | .pdf, 132.3 KB

One page of graphics summarising the main findings in the AWI monitoring report 2019-20

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Adults with Incapacity Act monitoring report 2017-2018

27 Sep, 2018 | .pdf, 4.3 MB

Our annual report of key findings from our monitoring of the Adults with Incapacity Act in 2017-2018.

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Adults with Incapacity Act monitoring report 2016-17

31 Oct, 2017 | .pdf, 927.6 KB

Our annual report of key findings from our monitoring of the Adults with Incapacity Act in 2016-17.

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Adults with Incapacity Act monitoring report 2015-2016

29 Sep, 2016 | .pdf, 865.1 KB

Our annual overview of the use of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

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Adults with Incapacity Act monitoring report 2014-2015

24 Sep, 2015 | .pdf, 1.2 MB

Our annual overview of the use of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

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Adults with Incapacity Act monitoring 2013/2014

4 Oct, 2014 | .pdf, 1.1 MB

Our annual report of key findings from our monitoring of the Adults with Incapacity Act in 2013/2014.

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Adults with incapacity act monitoring

27 Sep, 2013 | .pdf, 839.4 KB

Our annual statistics report on our monitoring of the Adults with Incapacity Act.

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AWI part 5 monitoring

22 May, 2013 | .pdf, 579.4 KB

A report on our visits to care homes and hospitals to monitor use of section 47 certificates.

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Annual monitoring report AWI 2011-12

22 Aug, 2012 | .pdf, 614 KB

Our annual report of key findings from our monitoring of the Adults with Incapacity Act in 2011-12.