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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:

25th August 2017

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Still A Good Thing

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I recently heard on the radio a retired judge saying some pretty startling things about Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs),...

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10th August 2017

Ombudsman’s focus report on the Mental Capacity Act

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

This is my second blog about the Ombudsman’s report, which is called ‘The Right to Decide: towards a greater understanding...

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20th July 2017

Supporting people to make their own decisions: more than just a slogan?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

This foundation stone of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is one of the five statutory principles, the one that says...

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17th July 2017

Staying up late

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 June 2017

How should we make decisions on someone’s religious practice?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

A very recent case in the Court of Protection looked at the question of how providers, and commissioners, make decisions...

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21st June 2017

10 things not to say to someone with a brain injury

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

The brilliant Headway organisation has produced a short film, highlighting the most annoying things we can say to someone living...

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09th June 2017

Hope and Despair

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Hope: we celebrate excellent practice This has to be my first point. I know how demoralising it is for an empowering...

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05th June 2017

Royal recognition for the Mental Capacity Act

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I hesitated long and hard in case I seem vain, but I’m going to talk about how the Mental Capacity...

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09th May 2017

Action on Brain Injury Week: 8 – 14 May

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Headway is a great charity, and very close to my heart for the way it works within the empowering framework...

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21st April 2017

The Mental Capacity Act and protection from liability

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

This is my final article (for the time being!) about the changes proposed to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). The...

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