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Scottish Mental Health Law Review publishes third interim report

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 16th July 2021

The review, chaired by John Scott QC, aims to improve the rights of people living with mental illness and those supporting them.

The Scottish Mental Health Law Review has published its third interim report (this link will take you away from our website).

The report outlines some of the progress made by the review team, shares its understanding of the purpose and principles of the three pieces of mental health law being reviewed, and outlines suggestions as to how the purpose and principles of mental health law might look with specific regard to the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

The report also refers to the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland (this link will take you away from our website). It supports the recommendations of the Adult Social Care review, particularly for the establishing a human rights based approach to social care services and the development of a National Care Service.

The work of the Scottish Mental Health Law Review is due to be completed in September 2022, with a final report and recommendations being submitted to the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care.

Read the full report (this link will take you away from our website).

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