Scottish Mental Health Law Review

Our aim

Improve the rights and protections of persons with a mental disorder and remove barriers to those caring for their health and welfare.

This independent review is chaired by John Scott QC.

The review will be delivered in three phases

Phase 1

On 3 February 2020, a 12-week consultation opened to gather evidence on people’s experiences of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) 2003 Act.

This consultation closed on 29 May 2020 and we have now moved into phase 2 of the review.

Read the published responses to the consultation

Phase 2

What could happen differently to address the issues highlighted in phase 1.

Phase 3

Obtain opinions on recommendations for change to mental health law and practice before publishing a report.

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