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Service specification for paid representatives

Below are suggestions for what could be included in a service specification for paid representatives. This may be helpful for the appointment of a single representative or contracting an organisation to supply the paid representative service as required.

The suggestions are not limited to the minimum statutory requirements of the paid representative role. They include what may be good practice for this developing role.

Sections marked in [square brackets] may vary according to local factors.

IMCA roles in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards