Mental Welfare Commission

Mental Welfare Commission

An independent organisation in Scotland working to safeguard the rights and welfare of those with a learning disability or other mental disorder. It is comprised of people who understand and may have experienced a mental health or learning disability and have worked in healthcare, social work or the law. The MWC believes that everyone with a learning disability or mental disorder should be treated with dignity and respect, has the right to treatment that meets professional standards, has the right to live free from abuse, neglect or discrimination, receive the care and treatment that best suits his or her needs, and be helped to lead as fulfilling a life as possible. The MWC’s visiting, monitoring and casework are organised in teams consisting of health and social care professionals, administrative support and Commissioners, which are supported by a corporate services team that address finances, human resources, and information systems.
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Scottish Labour produced the figures from new analysis of data published by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.
The Mental Welfare Commission guidelines also allow dangerously underweight children to be force-fed against the wishes of their parents.
A team from the Mental Welfare Commission Scotland met Sam in Polmont Young Offenders' Institute, near Falkirk, for several hours on Friday.
The findings came in a Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland report after the watchdog visited 336 patients in 52 continuing care dementia wards.
A report by Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland found no "systematic approach" to the risk assessment in his treatment.
A Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland investigation found key shortcomings in the tests and a lack of sensitivity to the impact they could have on people's lives.
Critics said the watchdog Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland annual report showed the system in "disarray":
And the Mental Welfare Commission have severely criticised Dundee's Ninewells hospital over the care of an 80-year-old with dementia.
Next month, the Mental Welfare Commission of Scotland will issue its first series of guidelines on the use of electronic tagging.
And yesterday, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland slammed his care team for failing to realise he could be dangerous.