mental health law

Factsheet giving a concise introduction to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and a step-by-step flowchart to help people follow the five basic principles of the Act when deciding whether or not to use the legislation.

Policy document that sets out the Scottish Government's action plan for building on existing work to improve mental wellbeing in Scotland up until 2011 by identifying strategic priorities for action and putting in place the infrastructure support and coordination necessary to facilitate implementation and support delivery. The government is committed making sure adequate services are in plance and to working through social policy and health improvement activity to reduce the burden of mental health problems and mental illness and to promote good mental wellbeing.

Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar series, 15/01/2009. Covers legislation and the role of social work, the local authority and the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

Short guide explaining the provisions and implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 which covers England and Wales.

Code of practice intended for use by local authority staff with duties and powers under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and containing detailed guidance on all the statutory functions bestowed on local authorities under the 2000 Act.

Leaflet explaining intervention orders in Scotland including what they are, what they are for and how they can be obtained.

Leaflet explaining guardianship orders in Scotland including what they are, what they are for and how they can be obtained.

Good practice guide produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to support the commissioning of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) service. It was developed through consultation with a range of stakeholders, including commissioners, local authority and health authority Mental Capacity Act leads and IMCA providers.

UK Government document summarising the responses to the Department of Health consultation on the NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty : Monitoring and Reporting; and Assessments - Amendment) Regulations 2009.