Guidance Form Named Persons

The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Guidance for Named Persons

This booklet consist of seven parts:

  • Named Persons and Mental Health Act
  • Named Persons-Paperwork and Procedures
  • Named persons Powers and Support
  • Advanced statement
  • Compulsory Treatment
  • The Mental Health Tribunal
  • Criminal Proceedings

For full copy of the Guidance click here.


The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Know Your Rights

Know your rights

This booklet covers:

  • Voluntary and Compulsory patients
  • Explaining the treatment
  • Voluntary Patient’s Complaints procedures
  • Mental Health Act – Guiding principles
  • The principles in practice
  • Compulsory treatment Orders
  • Shorter Term Powers And many more.

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FAQ About Advanced Statements

Frequently Asked Questions about Advanced Statement

This booklet includes answers to questions like:

  • "What is an Advanced Statement?"
  • "Who can make an Advanced Statement"
  • "When should an advanced Statement be made, and when might it come into force?"
  • "Who must have regard to my Advance Statement?"
  • And many more.

For full copy of the Guide click here.


An Introduction to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000


Rights For CarersA Guide for Carers of people with Learning Disabilities

An Introduction to the Adults with Incapacity Act 2000

This booklet contains information about:

  • Legal incapacity
  • Making decisions for another adult – the options
  • Rights of nearest relatives and primary carers
  • Pre-Act attorneys and attorneys under the law of another country

For full copy of Guide click here.

User and Carer Involvement Annual Report 2016

A word from our Chair

It seems like no time since we were compiling last year’s annual report and, as usual, it has been a very busy year for UCI. We have continued to be involved in a large number of consultations, and have provided a great deal of essential information to service users and Carers in the region, and all our staff have made great contributions in their respective fields.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this year’s body of work: all those who responded to the consultations we facilitated, and to our staff team – Paul, Kalpana, Crawford, Steph, and, of course, Carolyn who continues to be the backbone of UCI. It is the sterling efforts of all our team that have made sure UCI continues to be so highly regarded and valued both in Dumfries and Galloway, and nationally.

Last, but not least, I would like to thank the members of the board of management who continue to give of their time and effort to ensure the smooth running of UCI.

UCI Chair

Click here for the full report.