Mental Capacity

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what training Approved Mental Capacity Professionals will receive in supporting people with communication needs.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Under the Liberty Protection Safeguards arrangements Approved Mental Capacity Professionals (AMCPs) will independently consider Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications in specific circumstances, such as when there has been an objection to the proposed care arrangements and in other relevant cases. The Department is presently working with Social Work England and other organisations to develop the training program for AMCPs. The Statutory Code of Practice currently being developed by the Department will support professionals such as AMCPs in carrying out their role under the new Liberty Protection Safeguards.

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