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Mental capacity and protection of human rights in care examined

The Joint Committee on Human Rights continued its inquiry into the protection of human rights in care settings with a session focusing on capacity, mental health, and human rights concerns for people with dementia, with learning disabilities and autism.

The session investigated how access to adequate care for people with dementia, with learning disabilities or autism can be secured and their human rights protected. This includes how effective measures such as Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) have been in protecting the security and liberty of those who lack capacity to consent. The Committee also looked at concerns relating to the role of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in monitoring and preventing ill-treatment of care users.

To watch the session, click here. For more information about the Committee's inquiry, click here.

27/2/22