Making Choices Keeping Safe (MCKS)

Making Choices Keeping Safe (MCKS): Guidelines for those caring for people with learning disabilities around relationships and sexual health.
 
The lastest guidelines launched in May 2016 are available here.  These can be printed for use and can be shared widely with colleagues and peers.
 
 
 
  • MCKS has been developed in response to the needs of people with learning disabilities and provides professionals with best practice guidance around discussing sexual health and relationships. It has been written in wide consultation with, and with input from, people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
  • The guidance aims to ensure that young people and adults with learning disabilities have access to timely, appropriate support, advice and information as required.
  • It provides staff with an informative and supportive framework which clearly illustrates staff members' roles and responsibilities and how to respond in more specific areas of relationships and sexual health work.

If you would like to comment on the MKCS document and it's contents please contact:- Ashleigh.Corry@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Last Reviewed: 27/05/2016