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Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

From their website: 'We are an independent organisation working to safeguard the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental illness, learning disability or other mental disorder.'

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Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

MWCS Publications page

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, 'Not Properly Authorised: Unannounced visits to people receiving treatment under the safeguards of part 16 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003' (July 2011)

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, 'An investigation into the response by statutory services and professionals to concerns raised in respect of Mr and Mrs D' (January 2012). This investigation into alleged abuse of powers of attorney concludes with recommendations for the council, NHS Board, Office of the Public Guardian, Law Society of Scotland, and the Scottish Government.