House of Lords: Mental capacity. SCIE statement

13 March 2014

A report today publishes the findings of a House of Lords Committee, which convened to consider and report on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

SCIE’s Chief Executive, Tony Hunter, says:

The House of Lords Select Committee report on the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards provides an insightful analysis of this complex area. SCIE agrees that embedding the principles of the Act, and ensuring that people are not deprived unnecessarily of their liberty is at the heart of a personalised care system which treats people with dignity and respect. From SCIE’s work with services, we know that they are finding putting the Act and DOLS into practice challenging. We will continue to work with the sector to improve their knowledge and skills in this area. Our extensive guides, elearning materials, Social Care TV films and bespoke training on MCA and DOLS continue to be popular.

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