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Rachel Griffiths

Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Rachel has huge experience and knowledge in the area of Mental Capacity, including how to recognise deprivation of liberty, when and how to assess capacity and how to go about making decisions in someone’s best interests. She is nationally recognised as a leading voice with regards to Mental Capacity, and is involved with setting the agenda as well as providing advice and information about Mental Capacity. The information, guidance and support that Rachel provides helps to ensure that the way people work is within the law and recognises that the person using services is always at the centre of any decisions made. Read more

Posts by Rachel Griffiths:

27th April 2022

Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS): what do they mean, how can care providers be ready? [including a free webinar!]

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Rachel Griffiths, Human Rights and Mental Capacity Consultant to Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), the leading provider of content, guidance and...

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30th November 2021

Human rights: how do they work in practice?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Still confused on how human rights law and how it applies to the way you care for others? Don’t worry,...

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02nd November 2021

Staying up late or bed at half eight?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

What time do you go to bed? We all long for an early night in theory, but then find ourselves...

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28th October 2021

How to Ensure that People Protected by DoLS are Happy

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

How do you help those who cannot consent to their care arrangements to be as happy as possible? The answer...

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30th September 2021

Mental Capacity Act Myth Busters

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

True or false, only a doctor can assess someone’s capacity? Still unsure? Don’t worry Rachel Griffiths, MBE, dispels 10 common...

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22nd July 2021

LPS and DoLS – How are they different?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Liberty Protection Safeguards The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will take over from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), probably in April...

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16th February 2021

Human Rights Quiz

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Do you know how far should residential's personal freedom be limited? Are you familiar with what rights are protected by...

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01st February 2021

Human rights the foundation of great care

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Today is Dignity Action Day. A day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals...

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16th December 2020

Vaccination, consent, and capacity in a care setting: How to decide?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

At last, the first approved vaccine is here and is being rolled out first to vulnerable people in care homes...

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13th November 2020

Out of sight – who cares? Restraint, segregation and seclusion review – Lessons for all sectors

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Out of Sight: Who Cares? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published an excellent and much needed review of restrictions and...

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