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Get involved in research on Human Rights and SDS in Scotland

‘Researching the implementation of human rights through social care legislation and practice in Scotland’.

A team of researchers from the University of Strathclyde are working with In Control Scotland to gather evidence on self-directed support (SDS)-related complaints processes. The research aims to address a gap in knowledge as to the frequency and outcome of complaints made to certain local authorities (Edinburgh City Council, Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council), by helping to identify if, and if so where, there are barriers to complaints and remedies.

The research is a collaboration between Strathclyde Law School’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law and the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic, and In Control Scotland, and has ethical approval from the University of Strathclyde.

The researchers are seeking practitioners in advocacy organisations, independent advice organisations, legal advice services and law centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh, North and South Lanarkshire who would be willing to share their knowledge and experience of SDS-related complaints. Several 1-hour interviews have been undertaken but more participants are required in all of these local authority areas, and especially in Edinburgh and Lanarkshire.

If you could help, please email charmaine.gittens.2017@uni.strath.ac.uk and full information will be provided.