Mental Capacity Act

Supreme Court UK

Adults, Mental Health, Workforce

Judge makes second call for Supreme Court to reconsider Cheshire West due to “serious confusion” in law

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Adults, Workforce

Social worker who based decisions on family views, not service users’, suspended

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Adults

‘Inadequate’ Mental Capacity Act implementation leaving dementia patients unaware of legal rights

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Adults, Mental Health

Deprivation of liberty: Law Commission eyes ‘simpler’ system to protect rights

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Social worker and person with learning disabilities

Adults, Mental Health

Government sounds third warning over lack of mental capacity advocacy referrals for safeguarding

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Supreme Court UK

Adults, Mental Health

Government finds extra funds to help manage Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards pressures

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Norman Lamb

Adults, Mental Health, Workforce

Lamb: Why we are providing £25m to help staff deliver the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Care home

Adults, Mental Health

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases in Wales hit record high in run-up to landmark ruling

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Adults, Mental Health, Workforce

Putting practice – not paperwork – at the heart of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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files

Adults, Mental Health

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards caseloads continue to mount on back of Supreme Court ruling

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Supreme Court UK

Adults, Mental Health

Greater clarity for social workers on legal definition of deprivation of liberty as case settles

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elderly man

Adults

Council lambasted for moving man into care home without capacity assessment

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Adults

Mental Capacity Act failings prominent at most ‘inadequate’-rated care providers

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Adults, Mental Health

Council faces bill of over £100,000 for unlawfully depriving 90-year-old of liberty

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Lyn Romeo

Adults

Chief social worker to ‘strengthen’ skills statement’s focus on Mental Capacity Act

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Adults, Mental Health

Social workers given guidance on applying deprivation of liberty ‘acid test’ to end-of-life care

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