Mental Capacity Act / Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA/DoLS)

Betsey Lau-Robinson

Betsey Lau-Robinson

Henry Gilfillan

Henry Gilfillan

Chair: Henry Gilfillan
Vice Chair: Betsey Lau-Robinson

Membership: This Community of Practice is open to Local Authority and NHS representatives in London with a role or responsibility relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and/or its Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Key Aims for 2016/17

  • To work with universities in order to provide training courses for BIAs in order to manage DoLS and legal timescales
  • To ensure consistent Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest decision recording across London Council
  • To work with the Department of Health on MCA and DoLS policy
  • To ensure consistent MCA and DoLS policies across London
  • To develop good practice across London with regards to legal, case law and safeguarding
  • To report MCA/DoLS trends in a Safeguarding Adults Annual Report
  • MCA/DoLS Terms of Reference

 

Resources

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Recent News

Putting people first: see them as an individual – John Powell’s blog

The health and social care system should enable the needs of vulnerable people to be met quickly and without any barriers. However, my experience as a public servant was of[...]

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Study Day at St Christopher’s Hospice, to explore the impact of the MCA in Palliative Care and End of Life

On Friday 29th June we are running a Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Study Day at St Christopher’s Hospice, to explore the impact of the MCA in Palliative Care and End[...]

Information for commissioners about dementia services

SCIE website, which is kindly hosting the list of links relevant for commissioners https://www.scie.org.uk/dementia/after-diagnosis/support/commissioners.asp [...]


 

Future meetings and events

No Events

 

Past meetings and events

Date/Time Event Notes
13/03/2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - March 2018
London Councils, London
21/02/2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA / DoLS & Court of Protection Training
14/12/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - December 2017
London Councils, London
08/09/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - September 2017
London Councils, London
10/05/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - May 2017
London Councils, London
30/11/2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Social Work Practice with people experiencing controlling and coercive behaviour

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