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Rights and the Law

The following resources give information about your, and your family member's, legal rights.

 

'Meeting the Challenge' Legal FAQ: Frequently asked questions about the law

One of the 'Meeting the Challenge' guides produced by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, alongside Mencap and Respond. This factsheet will provide you with information about your family member's legal rights in relation to social care and health provision and how to exercise these rights.

 

'Meeting the Challenge' Guide 7: How do my family member's rights change as they become an adult?

One of the 'Meeting the Challenge' guides produced by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, alongside Mencap and Respond. This factsheet will provide you with information about some of the main changes that will occur when your son/daughter moves from childhood to adulthood.

 

Making Decisions FAQ

We get asked some questions a lot. Here are our answers to two questions about what to do when you're worried professionals are making decisions for your (adult) relative without consulting you.

Legal Support FAQ

This FAQ provides helpful pointers to finding accurate information about the law, instructing a solicitor on your family member’s behalf, finding and choosing a solicitor and information on funding legal representation. 

Mental Capacity Act Template Letters 

If you're concerned that you are not being involved in decisions affecting your family member, our template letters are designed to help you challenge this.

 

Ten Top Tips

An information sheet which provides ten top tips to help you get the right support for your family member aged over 18. This informationsheet has been written by Professor Luke Clements, Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Law at Cardiff Law School.

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