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NIASW Response to the DHSSPS Draft Mental Capacity Bill (NI) Consultation

NIASW responded to the Department of Health, Social Service and Public Safety's consultation on the Draft Mental Capacity Bill (NI) highlighting five general aspects of the bill:-

1. NIASW continues to support the single Bill approach.

2 NIASW whole heartedly welcomes the inclusion of the support principle in the Bill.

3. NIASW welcomes the inclusion of greater provision for future decision making arrangements through a range of routes.

4. NIASW are concerned that an equivalent comprehensive framework for under 16s will not be in place at the same time as this Bill.

5. NIASW is keen to reinforce its support for the approach proposed in this Bill.