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Understanding and applying Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

In his foreword to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) Code of Practice, the Lord Chancellor outlined how the legislation would make a real difference to the lives of people who lack mental capacity. ‘It will empower people to make decisions for themselves whenever possible and protect people who lack capacity by providing a flexible framework that places individuals at the very heart of the decision-making process’ However, it is clear that there is considerable ignorance about how to apply the act in a person centred way. It can be hard to support individuals to make their own decisions and to remain involved as much as possible when best interest decisions are made. All too often, people are excluded from the decision making process where a ‘tick-box’ approach may meet the requirements of the Act but not the spirit. This event will provide delegates with a positive understanding of the Act and demonstrate practical ways in which it can be implemented to ensure the full inclusion of individuals and their families.

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05 June 2013 07:30 to 14:30
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