A new law seeks to protect the rights of people who do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their care and to reduce the burden on local authorities. Read more here.
A 16-page best practice guide on adult safeguarding has been published by the East Anglia and NHS Adult Safeguarding Forum. The Forum says its Adult Safeguarding Best Practice Guidance for Providers of Healthcare in East Anglia and Essex has received “phenomenal” feeback in terms of the value of the resource for health and social care providers and practitioners.
The Law Commission’s report Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty has been published. Click here for more information.
A video by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) explains the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and how they work in practice for people who may lack capacity. It also looks at how the Act supports everyone to plan for their future, when they may lack capacity. Click here.
Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty project has been published on the Law Commission website. Click here.
Click here for a link to SCIE's website and its Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory.
The five prinicples of the Mental Capacity Act - a link to SCIE, the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
At a glance, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, from SCIE, the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Mental Capacity Act: Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) in light of the Supreme Court judgment. Social Care TV at SCIE