Vulnerable to lose liberty for longer in care homes under DoLS replacement

30 January 2019

The Alzheimer’s Society, the National Autistic Society, mental health charity MIND and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) are among organisations expressing concerns about the proposed Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which has brought in a “conflict of interest” for care home managers.

Government to extend AMCP remit in DoLS replacement scheme

5 December 2018

The latest House of Lords debate on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill has resulted in the Government agreeing to extend the approved mental capacity professional (AMCP) role to improve safeguards for service users under the scheme that will replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).