Valuing every voice, respecting every right: making the case for the Mental Capacity Act: the Government’s response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Mental Capacity Act 2005

GREAT BRITAIN. Ministry of Justice, GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
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On the 13th March 2014, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act reported that the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act had not met expectations, suffered from a lack of awareness and the rights conferred by the Act have not been realised. This report provides the Government response to the 29 recommendations of the House of Lords, together with inputs received from a wide variety of stakeholders. It also sets out a a system-wide programme of work for the period of 2014 to 2015 and beyond. The work programme aims to improve oversight and monitoring by strengthen the implementation of the Mental Capacity Advisory Board and consider establishing a new independent chaired Mental Capacity Advisory Board; to raise awareness about the Act and improve its implementation; make changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards; and increasing the level of awareness and understanding of Lasting Powers of Attorney; and making changes to the Court of Protection. (Original abstract)

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mental capacity, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, government policy, accountability, monitoring, Court of Protection, advocacy, law, rights, Mental Capacity Act 2005;
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government publication
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Cm 8884
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