There are occasions when a person's freedom will need to be restricted.  This is usually when they are unable to make a decision about their care because they lack the mental capacity to do so.  A decision to deprive a person of their liberty will only happen when there is no other alternative, and is made to secure a person's wellbeing.

For more information please visit the North Somerset Council website.

Covid-19 specific capacity assessment:

Capacity Ax Coronavirus clinically vulnerable
Capacity Ax Coronavirus extremely cllinically vulnerable
Capacity Ax Coronavirus general and social distancing


The South West Regional Stop Adult Abuse Week 2019 which took place in June focused on Mental Capacity.  The following leaflets and myth busting posters are available to download:

Mental Capacity and Domestic Violence and Abuse
Making Safeguarding Personal

Myth 1
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