MCA Updates

Challenge to the House of Lords decision – an impact on the DoLS safeguards?

A recently handed down judgement from the European Court of Human Rights regarding a woman detained under the Mental Health Act may have a significant impact on the process of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards review process. You can access here the full judgement of MH vs the United Kingdom 


2 new Community Care articles on the role of IMCAs & the MCA

New research on the Mental Capacity Act & Mental Health Act

Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group have recently published their research on the Mental Capacity Acts Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Mental Health Act.

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EM contributes to Japanese book

Empowerment Matters has contributed to a new book entitled “Re-designing the Adult Guardianship Law” published in Japanese.   Writers from all over the world have contributed.  Our chapter was about Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy and  advocacy. Some Japanese lawyers are attempting to influence the current guardianship system in Japan and are interested in how other countries and cultures address decision-making when adults lack capacity.