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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:

02nd December 2016

Enabling People to Be at The Heart of Decision-Making

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

A senior judge in the Court of Protection has just brought out guidance, on how to enable people who might...

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15th October 2016

Scams Against the Elderly and Vulnerable are Rising

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Scams are becoming more and more common and the National Trading Standards Scams Team, bless their hearts, are as worried...

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11th October 2016

Jim’s Lorries and the MCA

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

  Does the MCA Mean we must always let someone take terrible risks? Jim has a fairly severe learning disability. He...

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07th October 2016

Does The Mental Capacity Act Mean We Must Always Let Someone Take Terrible Risks?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Jim has a fairly severe learning disability. He can only say a few words; his family often understand what he...

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02nd October 2016

Hearing The Voice of the Person

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I’m very fortunate in that I’ve been asked to lead, for the new Mental Capacity Forum, on the theme of...

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09th September 2016

What do Care Providers Need to Know About LPAs?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

In many ways, you’ll be relieved to know, the answer’s pretty easy. You need to know what Lasting Powers of...

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02nd September 2016

Mrs. P and Her Dog Bobby

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

I recently learned about Mrs. P, whose court case has just been reported. This lady had worked all her life,...

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26th August 2016

Restraint: What Is It, When Is It Justified, How Should We Record It?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Restraining people in a setting where they’re receiving the care and treatment they need, can feel all wrong.  Yet we...

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12th August 2016

How to “get” the Mental Capacity Act

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

“I just can’t get my head around the Mental Capacity Act – it’s too difficult!” If I had a pound for...

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31st July 2016

Best Interests: What are they, and how do we work out what they are?

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

We’ve all got used to the phrase ‘best interests’. It can give a comforting glow to think that we’re making...

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