Safeguarding Essay

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Warwickshire Inter-Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedure Warwickshire Inter-Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedure Section 7Appendices Warwickshire Inter-Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedures v2 Page 75 of 95 Warwickshire Inter-Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedure Section 7 ContentsAppendix A - Appendices - Guidance and Criteria for the use of the IMCA Service in Adult Protection Cases. Appendix B - ADSS Protocol for Inter-Authority Investigation of Vulnerable Adult Abuse. Appendix C - Schedule 15 of the 2010 Section 75 AgreementThe “Safeguarding” Schedule. Appendix D - Safeguarding Adults Strategy Meeting Templates Warwickshire Inter-Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedures v2 Page 76 of 95 Warwickshire Inter-Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedure Appendix A Guidance and Criteria for the use of the IMCA Service in Adult Protection Cases. Warwickshire Inter-Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedures v2 Page 77 of 95 GUIDANCE & CRITERIA FOR THE USE OF THE IMCA SERVICE IN ADULT PROTECTION CASES SOLIHULL & WARWICKSHIRE 1. Background The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides the legal framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to make particular decisions for themselves. The Act introduces several new roles, bodies and powers, all of which support the Act’s provisions. One of these is the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Service, which introduces the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA). The IMCA Service is intended to support and represent people who lack the capacity to make important decisions about serious medical treatment and changes of accommodation, and who have no family or

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