IMCA involvement in accommodation decisions and care reviews

What if there are concerns about an IMCA not having been instructed?

Anyone may come across a situation where they believe an IMCA should have been involved in either an accommodation decision or care review. There may also be times when an IMCA was involved but decisions were potentially made without adequate support and representation. The responsibility here could be with the local authority, NHS trust or the IMCA provider.

The SCIE IMCA commissioning guidance suggests that it is good practice for formal complaints to be submitted when such concerns arise (SCIE, 2009). This should be regardless of whether the outcome of the accommodation decision or care review is being disputed.