Day: May 21, 2019

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 has been given Royal Assent – what will happen when the new Liberty Protection Safeguards come into force?

On 16 May 2019, the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 (“the Act”) was given Royal Assent and it is hoped that it will come into force in Spring 2020. The Act amends the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to procedures in which a person may be deprived of their liberty where the person lacks …

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CQC undertake report into the use of long-term segregation on mental health wards

CQC have published their report on the use of long-term segregation on mental health wards for children and young people and wards for people with learning disability or autism. CQC found at least 62 adults and children had been living in segregation in mental health hospitals for long periods of time. Findings found patients had …

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