Paid Relevant Person's Representative Service
MHM Wales Paid Representatives are qualified
advocates who have specialist knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation. We can support people who lack capacity
across South and South West Wales.
is the role of a Paid Representative?
Paid Representative's role is to:
· Visit the person
deprived of their liberty on a regular basis
· Support the
person to understand their DoLS authorisation and how it affects them
· Assist the
person to exercise their rights should they wish to do so.
· Ensure any
conditions attached to the authorisation are met and dealt with in a timely
· Call for a
review of the authorisation where necessary, challenge the authorisation
through local means where possible or ultimately support the individual to
have access to the Court of Protection.
· Our Paid
Representatives are independent from the care home or hospital as well as
the Local Authority and Supervisory Body / DoLS team.
The supervisory body must appoint an RPR for every
person to whom they give a standard authorisation for deprivation of
It is important that the representative is appointed
at the time the authorisation is given or as soon as possible and practical
Should the IMCA identify any issues which are
outside of our remit we will signpost to other relevant services to ensure
our client’s needs and wishes are met.
There are many ways in which you can
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