Paragraph 2 – Membership of SCSWIS
426.The membership of SCSWIS is to consist of a chairing member, the chair of Health Improvement Scotland, the convener of the Scottish Social Services Council and no fewer than 9 nor more than 12 other members. All members of SCSWIS are to be appointed by Scottish Ministers.
427.Sub-paragraph (2) gives the Scottish Ministers power to substitute, by order made by statutory instrument, different numbers of minimum and maximum members in sub-paragraph (1)(d).
428.Paragraph 3 at sub-paragraph (1) provides that it is desirable to include as members of SCSWIS persons with experience of the provision of any social service, persons who use or have used any social service, persons who care for or have cared for such persons or persons with other relevant skills, knowledge or experience. Sub-paragraph (2) provides that the Scottish Ministers must appoint at least:
2 people who are past or present users of care services,
2 people who are past or present carers for past or present users, or
one person from (a) and (b).