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Webinar: MCA and COVID-19 – The good, the bad and the ugly

Took place: 22 March 2021

This is the 8th ‘Rapid Response’ webinar from the National Mental Capacity Forum.

COVID cases are now steadily falling and some sectors starting to open up. The vaccine rollout is well underway but the threat from new COVID variants still looms. This 8th NMCF rapid response webinar is an occasion to pause and take stock of progress in using the MCA to face the challenges occasioned by the pandemic – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Topics include: new arrangements for care home visitors; challenges associated with the transition from childhood to adulthood; overcoming barriers to understanding.

This webinar was chaired by Baroness Ilora Finlay and hosted by the Autonomy Project at the University of Essex. Speakers at the webinar included HHJ Carolyn Hilder of the Court of Protection.