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Introducing the Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) Service and the Reform of Adult Safeguarding Procedures

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Contemporary welfare is closely linked to policies designed to foster individual responsibility and self-development. This agenda, however, encounters problems when adults lack the capacity to make decisions about their lives, and/or are unable to protect themselves from the malign actions of their fellow citizens. These problems are addressed by the 2005 Mental Capacity Act (England and Wales) and adult safeguarding procedures. Specifically, the 2005 Mental Capacity Act (England and Wales) (...

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10.1093/bjsw/bcr003

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Clare, ICH More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Platten, M More by this author
Holland, AJ More by this author
Journal:
BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK
Volume:
41
Issue:
6
Pages:
1058-1069
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1468-263X
ISSN:
0045-3102
URN:
uuid:1e3d99be-30fc-487f-8ce3-b60a9c2b8201
Source identifiers:
186418
Local pid:
pubs:186418

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