Mental Welfare Commission Report 'Powers of Attorney and their safeguards'

Mr and Mrs D, a Scottish couple who have learning disabilities, faced years of mistreatment because their local authority failed to act to protect them.

The Mental Welfare Commission's new report calls for a local authority to apologise for failing to intervene to protect Mr and Mrs D, despite evidence of financial and emotional abuse at the hands of a family member.  

The council held many documented concerns about the family member, who had power of attorney for the couple’s finances and welfare.

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