Supporting Family Carers in their Role
Family carers asked us to include information about how they could be supported in their role as their relative’s advocate.
Strengthening Your Role as a Family Carer
This section provides information about how family carers can use the law to ensure they remain involved in their relative’s life post 16 years old, for example through Deputyship or being an Appointee.
(please also read the Mental Capacity Act section)
Working in partnership – Family Carers and Professionals
This section provides information about good practice and what should happen to ensure partnership working.
Information and Confidentiality, Whistleblowing and Freedom of Information
This section explains when a family carer has a right to information about their relative and how they can achieve this. It also explains the whistle blowing process which can be another way family carers receive information about the care and support and/or treatment their relative is receiving.
When Things Go Wrong
This section is about what you can do if you are concerned about the care and support and/or treatment your relative is receiving, the processes which should be followed and how to use the law as a last resort.