MECOPP Resource: ‘Challenging Social Care Decisions in Scotland: A Legal Guide’
As part of their 3 R’s project MECOPP have published a Legal Guide on challenging social care decisions.
The aim of this guide is to help explain when decisions made about social care can be challenged using the law; and how to go about doing it. The guide attempts to answer the simple questions: “is there a legal duty to provide social care; and is there a legal route for service users to enforce that duty?”
This guide is written for staff and/or volunteers who provide advice and information to supported people and/or their carers who use social care services and have an entitlement to self-directed support. This guide may also be of interest to independent advocacy workers.
This guide is written by Tim Haddow, Advocate. As the guide outlines Advocates are independent legal professionals specialising in dealing with complex, difficult and high-value disputes. Advocates can be involved in providing advice from the earliest stages of a case and are specially appointed by the courts to provide representation for people involved in legal disputes in hearings before the highest courts in Scotland and internationally.
Read and download the guide here.