The SIAA About Advocacy Spring edition is on its way!

18 March 2014

In this edition, we welcome the Law Society publication of three new guides designed to support Scottish solicitors to meet the needs of vulnerable clients.

We find out more about the work of the Life Changes Trust which was set up in 2013 to look at transitions for young care leavers and people affected by dementia. Ian Hood from the Learning Disability Alliance Scotland discusses Section 13ZA of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 and how it is being used to move people with learning disabilities into residential care and we hear from Dr. Jill Stavert about the new Centre for Mental Health and Incapacity Law, Rights and Policy which has recently launched at the Edinburgh Napier University.

Finally, we are sad to report that Dr. Donny Lyons, Chief Executive of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, is about to retire. Read his article on his 10 years with the MWC. We wish him a long and happy retirement!

Download the Spring edition here.