Briefing Documents

Briefing documents from around the web
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We have prepared a selection of Advocacy related briefing documents regards relevant and important legislation on this page for your use. Please download them in full for FREE below as many times as you like and share this site with all your friends and family.

Mental Capacity briefing documents
Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice
Code of practice giving guidance for decisions made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
Making Decisions: A Guide for Advice Workers
How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to advice workers
Making Decisions: A Guide for People who work in health and social care
How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to health and social care staff
Making Decisions: the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Service
People who lack capacity can be helped to express their views by an independent mental capacity advocate service
Making Decisions about your health, welfare or finances.  Who decides when you can’t?
How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects you if you ever lost mental capacity
Mental Health briefing documents
Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983
Shows professionals how to carry out their responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, and provide high quality and safe care
Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983 easy read
Easy read version of the Mental Health Act
Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983
This revised reference guide gives information and advice on how the 1983 Mental Health Act operates
Care Act briefing documents
Care Act Statutory Guidance
Statutory guidance to support implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 by local authorities
Care Act 2014 Part 1: Factsheets
These factsheets accompany Part 1 of the Care Act and reflect changes made to the Care Act statutory guidance in March 2016

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