MCA resources on Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

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Mental Capacity Act 2005 in practice: learning materials for adult social workers

Department of Health and Social Care

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was developed to co-ordinate, bring together and simplify the law about the care and treatment of people who lack capacity. This document provides information and guidance for adult social care workers on the key principles and provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and considers how social workers can apply its principles to their practice. Areas covered include Best interests, Advanced decisions, Five principles of the Act, Assessing capacity and decision making. It is designed to be used by social workers at all levels, from front line practitioners to senior social workers, social work supervisors and managers, to help social workers to develop their skills in supporting individuals who may lack mental capacity. The document includes short case examples and reflective exercises throughout.

Last updated on hub: 13 October 2015

Guidance to support advocates in challenging decisions or actions with or on behalf of individuals

VoiceAbility

Advocacy helps to ensure that individuals are in control of their own lives and are supported to make their own decisions. This good practice guide has been developed to help professionals and advocates to decide on the most appropriate route to take to challenge decisions about an individual's care. It will help advocates to develop a ‘tool-kit’ of different approaches to get the best possible outcome for people depending on their views and the situation. The guide discusses when it is most appropriate to use informal approaches to challenge decisions; the skills required to be effective when taking this approach, including negotiating and influencing; and using Best Interests meetings. It also looks at using formal routes to challenge decisions through the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983, the Care Act 2014, and through formal complaints processes and judicial review. The guide provides useful case examples and makes reference to relevant sections within Acts and Statutory Guidance to illustrate key points. The guide is relevant for professionals across the health and social care sectors, as well as for friends and family members who are supporting a friend or relative.

Last updated on hub: 18 August 2015

Good practice guidance for the commissioning and monitoring of Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) services

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE guide to support the commissioning of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) service

Last updated on hub: 14 June 2011

Practice guidance on the involvement of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) in safeguarding adults

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE Guide on practice guidance on the involvement of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) in safeguarding adults

Last updated on hub: 14 June 2011

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate involvement in accommodation decisions and care reviews

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This guide aims to support the work of local authority and NHS staff who may need to instruct and work with IMCAs in relation to accommodation decisions and care reviews.

Last updated on hub: 13 June 2011

IMCA and paid relevant person's representative roles in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This practice guidance describes the role of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) and paid representatives in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS).

Last updated on hub: 13 June 2011

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