Jonathan Senker says the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill still needs far-reaching change if it is to safeguard our rights: "Ultimately, the liberty and rights of each and any of us could be at stake. Even at this late stage, isn’t that worth a second thought?"Read more
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We’ve worked hard to improve the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill and positive changes have been made. But the proposed Liberty Protection Safeguards still don’t properly protect human rights. With others, we've signed an open letter to government that calls for a pause so the draft legislation can be fully thought through.Read more
Our chief executive, Jonathan Senker, will be a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Learning Disabilities Forum on 30 January, discussing the NICE Guidelines on Service Design for People with Learning Disabilities and Behaviour that Challenges.Read more
Jonathan Senker, chief executive of VoiceAbility, reviews the latest amendments made to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill. He finds some positive changes – but concludes that the Bill will still not properly protect people at risk of being detained and that serious questions must be asked about the resources to implement it.Read more
The Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are designed to protect the most vulnerable people in our country, but they are failing to do so. Jonathan Senker, our chief executive, argues that the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will not solve these problems, but will make them worse, unless major changes are made to the Bill.Read more
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