It is a requirement of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, that any person given a standard authorisation for deprivation of liberty (DoLs), receives a Relevant Person Representative which a supervisory body appoints. The Supervisory Body is either the local health board or local authority.
Our Paid Relevant Person’s Representative’s support individuals who have been deprived of liberty, when there is no family member, friend or carer who is able, or willing to undertake the role.
What is the Role of a Paid Relevant Persons Representative?
The role of the Paid Relevant Persons Representative is to:
- Maintain regular contact with the relevant person.
- Represent and support the relevant person in all matters relating to the deprivation of liberty safeguards.
- Trigger a review.
- If necessary, challenge the authorisation through local means, where possible. Or ultimately, refer the case to the Court of Protection.
How do I make a referral?
We receive referrals from health and social care professionals only, after a capacity assessment has been undertaken.
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