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Rights charter

In this section we provide information on carers' rights. This will include information on the proposed Carers Rights Charter and links to relevant case law and legislation.

This page will be updated with all the latest developments in carers' rights in Scotland.

A guide to the law relating to unpaid carers.

Carers and their Rights is Carers Scotland’s definitive guide to unpaid carers’ rights to support from health and social care.

Written by Tom Guthrie, Professor of Private Law at the University of Glasgow. He has published widely on issues around social care including the book Social Work Law in Scotland (3rd edition).

This second edition has been widely updated to reflect updates based on a number of statutory and case law developments.

To order your copy, please visit 

You can also send your order, name and address, together with a cheque made payable to Carers Scotland to Rhonda Fitzpatrick, Carers Scotland, The Cottage, 21 Pearce Street, Glasgow, G51 3UT.

The guide is also available to buy for Kindle here 

If you do not have a Kindle, you can also download a free Kindle Reading App for your iPhone, PC, Mac or iPad.

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This page will also provide links to any updates on relevant legislation, policy and guidance from our new guide, Carers and their Rights: A guide to the law relating to carers. Links will be regularly checked to ensure that they are up to date but, if for any reason, you cannot find the information you require, please click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact us.

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