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[BLOG] The right to vote doesn’t depend on mental capacity

April 2015, Research in Practice for Adults

Lucy Series is a research associate at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. Her research focuses on disability rights, legal capacity and community care law. Lucy is also a RiPfA Associate and has worked on projects relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the d

[BLOG] The Mental Capacity Act – are we there yet?

October 2017, Research in Practice for Adults

Mel Bramwell ‘But are we there yet?’ asked the numerous Mental Capacity Act (MCA)/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) Leads at the Local Implementation Group (LIN), which has been operational since 2007. ‘Ten years on, are we there yet, are we doing it right?’ So

[BLOG] Technical knowledge is not enough: exploring legal literacy as a concept and in practice

March 2016, Research in Practice for Adults

Michael Preston-Shoot and Suzy Braye The legal rules derived from the twin pillars of adult social care legislation – the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – are continuously evolving. The Care Act 2014 is now just one year into implementation, and already revis

[BLOG] Courting evidence: Legal literacy in social care

November 2015, Research in Practice for Adults

Analysing key themes from our recent Link Officers’ Annual Meeting, RiPfA’s Senior Research and Development Officer, Lindsey Pike, and Learning and Development Officer, Katherine Bishop, explore the theme of legal literacy in adult social care. In early October, RiPfA held

[BLOG] Introducing Liberty Protection Safeguards

October 2019, Research in Practice for Adults

Alex Ruck Keene The Liberty Protection Safeguards will soon replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, a set of checks that aims to make sure that any care that restricts a person’s liberty is both appropriate and in their best interests.  The UK has obligations under th

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