Our Paid Relevant Persons Representatives (RPR) have specialist knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation.
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 states that once a standard authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) has been approved the supervisory body (NHS body or local authority) must appoint a relevant person’s representative (RPR) as soon as possible and practical to represent the person who has been deprived of their liberty.
The role of the Paid Relevant Persons Representative is to:
- Maintain contact with the relevant person, preferably on a monthly basis and send a report regarding visit to the
- Supervisory Body after each visit.
- Represent and support the relevant person in all matters relating to the deprivation of liberty standard
- When a client is protesting or appears to be protesting their placement to bring or to assist P to bring an application to the Court of Protection under s.21A of the MCA
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