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A 38-year-old Down's Syndrome sufferer is to get more than £10,000 compensation from a council after his wife was told to stop having sex with him. Council staff wrote to the woman warning that her that she could be committing a crime if they had sex because he did not…
Doctors can sedate a man found walking the streets in a confused state in order to provide cancer treatment, a judge has ruled. Ms Justice Russell on Monday concluded that the man, who is in his 50s, did not have the mental capacity to make decisions about care after analysing…
Two new DVDs from the National Council for Palliative Care aim to help staff better understand key parts of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). This in turn will improve the implementation of the Act and help people receive better end of life care. The DVDs were produced with support from…
The guidance documents are designed to be used by social workers at all levels, from front line practitioners to senior social workers, social work supervisors and managers, to support them to deliver the best outcomes for the people with whom they work. Mental Capacity Act 2005 in practice: learning materials…
The Law Commission recently published a consultation paper, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty. The consultation paper reviews the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (the DoLS) in England and Wales. The goal is to replace the DoLS with a straightforward and accessible legal framework which provides appropriate safeguards for people who…
Analysis of the use of the IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy) service in England from April 2013 to March 2014. This report: identifies patterns and trends in the use of independent mental capacity advocates highlights where more can be done so that everyone entitled to advocacy has access to it…
This new SCIE report outlines how commissioners and care providers can embed the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) into care and support planning. Care planning is a key mechanism for ensuring that the MCA is implemented in social care. The report contains examples of evidence to illustrate what…