Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice (2007 Final Edition)

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    Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice (2007 Final Edition)

    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 creates statutory provisions to empower and protect vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions. Issued on 23 April 2007, the Code of Practice provides guidance on how the provisions of the Act will work on a daily basis for those caring for, or working with, people lacking mental capacity.

    The Code is important for professionals - such as doctors and social workers - but family, friends, and unpaid carers will also find it helpful. While certain groups of people are legally required to have regard to the Code when acting or making decisions on behalf of people lacking capacity, those who are not legally required to have regard to the Code are still encouraged to use it as a good practice guide.[

    You do not need to get someone section any more to find out if you feel they lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions, to go into a care home or not .


    All you have to do is get a social worker to do the test on them , then if they do not pass the test they do on them , they will class as Lacking the mental capacity to make their own decisions in they best interest , you can legally put them in a care home for they own safety, if they like it or not .

    but you have to get the test done on them .

    They where going to do it on my mother .

    They can do it in such a way , that the person will not know its been done on them . They only do it that way , if the person very challenging would get very distressed if they new it was being done on them .


    The Law has change now , you don't have to wait till a crises happen , unless you let it get to that point .


    Law are changing from how if was in the past . If we carer don’t empower ourselves with this knowledge, read this New act a lot of venerable people with dementia are going to suffer due to lack of neglect.

    Why force someone to be section. When they can have the same quality of testing that they do in a mental health unit in they own home , that what this act is is about . To stop a crises happening, so they have to be section.




    Read part 4 & 5
    http://www.justice.gov.uk/docs/mca-cp-plain1.pdf
     

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