IMCA report writing: best practice guidance

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Best practice guidance which covers the report writing process for Independent Mental Capacity Advocates. The guidance looks at what constitutes a report, what information should and should not be included in a report, how IMCAs can best represent their client, and closing cases once a report is submitted. It clarifies information in the Code of Practice that has been interpreted variously by IMCA providers and identifies good practice in relation to report writing. Frequently asked questions are also listed. It also includes a template for reports that IMCA providers can use and/or adapt to suit their individual service. The guide is endorsed by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in England and Northern Ireland.

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person-centred care, service users, safeguarding adults, advocacy, decision making, good practice, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy;
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practice guidance
England, Northern Ireland
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