Guidance Note: Capacity and Housing Issues

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Guidance Note: Capacity and Housing Issues


This guidance provides social workers and those working in front-line settings an overview of the interaction between mental capacity and housing law, including relation to homelessness, possession claims, tenancies and… Read more »

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Mental Capacity Act/ DOLS Codes of Practice Update


Professionals have to have regard to the Codes of Practice to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.   However, they can – and should – depart from them where they have been… Read more »

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New 39 Essex guidance note on deprivations of liberty for those under 18


The Children’s Commissioner for England has identified a growing number of “locked up” children who do not appear in official statistics whilst an ongoing national shortage of appropriate secure accommodation… Read more »

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Mental Capacity Guidance Note: Assessment and Recording of Capacity


This purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings an overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment of… Read more »

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Rapid Response Guidance Note: Vaccination and Mental Capacity


The Court of Protection team has been asked to advise on a number of occasions as to the legal position in relation to vaccination for COVID-19.  They have prepared, and… Read more »

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Guidance Note: Fluctuating Capacity in Context – December 2021


Fluctuating capacity can be a difficult concept to apply. We provide guidance about it in our guidance note on capacity, available here. The purpose of this short note is to… Read more »

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Mental Capacity Guidance Note: Best Interests


This guidance note provides those who have to consider best interests with an overview of the relevant law and principles. Its focus is on: (a) how to apply the MCA… Read more »

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Guidance Note: Relevant Information for Different Categories of Decisions – May 2021


This guidance note sits alongside our guidance note on carrying out and recording capacity assessments, and is designed to assist social workers and those working in frontline clinical settings when… Read more »

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Mental Capacity Guidance Note: Capacity Assessment – May 2021


This guidance has been superseded. For the current version see here.  

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Rapid Response Guidance Note: Covid-19, Social Distancing and Mental Capacity


The Court of Protection team have been asked to advise on a number of occasions as to the legal position where a person (“P”) lives in the community and declines… Read more »

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