Monthly Archives: April 2019

DoLS STANDARDS

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They apply in England and Wales only. The Mental Capacity Act allows restraint and restrictions to be used – but only if they are in a … Continue reading

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What happens when a Deprivation of Liberty is authorised?

When a Deprivation of Liberty is authorised it will set out when and how certain restrictions can be used. Every person who is subject to an authorised Deprivation of Liberty must have an allocated representative. This can be a family … Continue reading

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Mental Capacity

How is capacity assessed? To have capacity to make a particular decision at a given time a person must be able to do all of the following: Understand the information relevant to the decision  including the reasonably foreseeable consequences of making or … Continue reading

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Who should write the Reports

It is always an advantage to be able to read a Social Circumstances Report that has been written by a Local Authority Social Worker. At Tribunals and Managers Panels all too often the Social Circumstances Report has been completed by … Continue reading

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