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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.