The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland is recruiting curators ad litem from BAME backgrounds

  

The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland is responsible for the system of compulsory treatment for mental disorder under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.  From time to time, applications for authorisation of treatment are made in relation to people who are assessed as not having capacity to instruct a solicitor.  Generally, a curator ad litem will be appointed by the Tribunal to represent the interests of a person in this situation.  At present, we are looking to recruit curators with a BAME background and would welcome hearing from anyone interested in the role.  While familiarity with the legislation and a willingness to keep abreast of mental health law are required, also important is an interest in serving the needs of people who cannot represent themselves.  More information, including in relation to terms and conditions, is available from:mhtspresidentsoffice@scotcourtstribunals.gov.uk