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29 May, 2020 | .pdf, 1.7 MB
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the phase 1 consultation of the Scottish Mental Health Law Review. Our response is informed by the Commission’s experience of meeting its duties and responsibilities including those under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (the Act).
19 Feb, 2020 | .pdf, 41.9 KB
Q: Do you agree that the Scottish Ministers should seek the Parliament’s approval to extend the Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act, Part 2 order making powers for a further five years from June 2020?
A: Unsure [reasons for response follow]
31 Jan, 2020 | .pdf, 97.8 KB
The Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services has made a public call for evidence. The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland is responding as an organisation with a role in protecting the rights of people using Forensic Mental Health Services and an involvement in visiting and monitoring prisons and hospitals.
5 Nov, 2019 | .pdf, 120.8 KB
We generally support the approach set out in section 1.2 of the Final Consultation document. We agree that we need to ensure that the law complies with the European Convention on Human Rights, and that Scotland should live up to the commitment to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. How this can be done is not simple, and it is important to proceed in a way which is conceptually clear, starts from where we currently are, and develops practical solutions.
28 Oct, 2019 | .pdf, 55.3 KB
The Mental Welfare Commission is grateful for the opportunity to respond to the above petition, which calls on the Scottish Parliament ‘to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a new law addressing the needs and rights of people with lifelong learning disabilities in Scotland.’
9 May, 2019 | .pdf, 26.7 KB
The Commission's response to the Scottish Government consultation on "Equally Safe: A consultation on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault".
31 May, 2017 | .pdf, 32.3 KB
Findings from our consultations with carers, looking at issues surrounding capacity. Carer opinion has been gathered from carer support meetings and discussions with individual carers, including those caring for individuals with mental illness, dementia, learning disability and autism.
10 Oct, 2016 | .pdf, 35.4 KB
The Mental Welfare Commission's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on changes in regulations related to cross border transfers and absconding patients as a result of provisions in the 2015 Act.