MWC report on use of mental health and incapacity law in Scotland

17th November 2010

The Mental Welfare Commission has published its annual report on the use of mental health and incapacity law in Scotland.

The report details how these laws were used to provide care and treatment to around 6,500 people across Scotland. It covers the period from April 2009 to March 2010 and spots longer term trends and differences in the use of the law, paying particular attention to equality issues such as age, gender and ethnicity.

The report gives an independent overview of the use of mental health and incapacity legislation in Scotland.

The MWC are also conducting a review of the statistics that they provide in their annual reports. They would like to know whether they are collecting and presenting data that is useful and how they could improve the information they provide.

For more information please visit the Mental Welfare Commission website.


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