I’ve talked about the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities quite a few times on this blog. 771 more words
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I can’t pretend to be a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) aficionada. But a little research reading reveals that the current ‘acid test’, in England and Wales, for assaying whether a person is subject to a Deprivation of Liberty is: if the person is ‘subject to continuous supervision and control and not free to leave’, she or he is deprived of her or his liberty and therefore needs the Safeguards applied, to ensure that the Deprivation and any restrictions or restraints used to enforce it are in the person’s Best Interests. 845 more words
And now for a return to musings on mental capacity…
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 says that you are unable to make a decision if, among other things, you don’t ‘understand’ the information relevant to the decision ‘because of an impairment of, or a disturbance in the functioning of, the mind or brain’. 1,279 more words
Which Authorities Use Independent Best Interests Assessors?
In December 2015, there was an article in Community Care which said that regional DOLS leads, supported by the Local Government Association were inviting independent BIAs to sign up to a central list so that those LAs that use independents could have fast access to them. 977 more words
This is the second of two posts about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ‘supported decision-making’. The first one is… 1,585 more words