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Mental capacity refers to a person's ability to make a decision
for themselves at the time the decision needs to be made.
Find out more about the Mental Capacity
Information, dates and booking instructions for Mental Capacity
Act training courses organised by us:
Depirvation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) are designed to protect
the interests of vulnerable service users and were introduced
into the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
DOLS office to recieve information and
guidance on what to do when a deprivation of liberty occurs.
Documents and resources for professionals relating
to mental capacity, including the Deprivation of Liberty
The Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service
helps vulnerable people who lack mental capacity to make difficult
Contact the IMCA
service to make referrals and enquiries or
to get further information.
East Kent – Advocacy for All:
West Kent and Medway – Invicta
Advocacy: 07944 637291
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From April 2013 local authorities take over DOLS Supervisory
Body responsibilities from PCTs. Read
March's newsletter for top tips (PDF, 27k).
Mental Health services
Mental health problems can affect any of us at any time in
Find out about our Mental Health
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