Rights and the Law
The following resources give information about your, and your family member's, legal rights.
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.
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.
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.
This FAQ is for family carers seeking for advice on how to raise concerns about their relative's care with the professionals or care providers.
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.
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.
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.