Mental capacity policy is about empowering and protecting people who may not be able to make decisions for themselves. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework for doing this.
The Office of the Public Guardian, an executive agency sponsored by the Ministry of Justice, is responsible for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 along with the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly Government. The Office of the Public Guardian is also responsible for providing information and guidance to individuals and their families, social and healthcare professionals and legal practitioners on all aspects of mental capacity policy.
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Other helpful sites and services
Office of the Public Guardian
The Public Guardianship Office provides financial protection services for clients who are not able to manage their financial affairs because of mental incapacity.
Office of the Court Funds, Official Solicitor and Public Trustee
The Official Solicitor acts for people who are unable to represent themselves.