On 8th July 2022 a set of nine draft forms related to the Liberty Protection Safeguards were released via email from the Department of Health and Social Care. These are not believed to be the mandatory format going forward, but rather are designed to help guide expectations and ensure consistency.
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important form of advanced decision making giving people the option to assign a trusted person (or persons) to make decisions on their behalf should they ever lack capacity in the future.
However, the role of LPA is not always well understood, and has often been misapplied or even in some cases neglected by some professional teams who may lack sufficient training.
Values are essential to help us establish a moral outlook and focus within our everyday practices – without which we lose our sense of identity and purpose.
Here at Mental Capacity Ltd, we have identified three core values to guide us in our mission: Promote, Partner and Protect.
In our last blog, we outlined some of the key differences between Next of Kin (NOK) and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). In this follow-up blog, we will explore a few recent examples of misuse of LPA, and lessons we can learn going forward.
In the tenth and final part of our blog series on the proposed changes to the MCA Code of Practice, we look at other legal tests of Mental Capacity, plus the use of Retrospective Assessments
We are nearing the end of our series reflecting upon the MCA Code of Practice consultation. In this ninth blog, we consider the broadening of the MCA to include those aged 16-17.
In the eighth part of our ten-part blog series, we examine proposed changes to the MCA Code of Practice surrounding the monitoring and reporting powers to promote safeguarding of those under the Act.
In the seventh part of our reflective blog series, we look at some of the new statutory roles introduced within the MCA Code of Practice.
In the sixth part of our series of blogs on change to the MCA Code of Practice, we turn to one of the most looked-for discussions: the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
In today’s reflection on the proposed updates to the Mental Capacity Act’s Code of Practice, we consider the protection that the Act provides. This is the overarching protection both for the individual, as well as those supporting them including friends, family and professional staff at all levels.