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Useful Resources

Government Departments and Agencies

Office of the Wards of Court

http://www.courts.ie/offices.nsf/0/19111E254B2EF547802573D2006CCF26?OpenDocument

HSE Assisted Decision Making in the Health and Social Care Context

http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/qualityandpatientsafety/nau/AssistedDecisionMaking

National Safeguarding Committee, Promoting the Rights of Adults who may be Vulnerable

http://safeguardingcommittee.ie

Citizens Information Centre - Current legal arrangements for incapacity

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/legal_matters_and_health/legal_arrangements_for_incapacity.html

Citizens Information Centre - Information on current wards of court system

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/legal_matters_and_health/wards_of_court.html

Citizens Information Centre - Relate, Guide to the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

http://www.citizensinformationboard.ie/downloads/relate/relate_2016_04.pdf

Law Reform Commission - Report on Vulnerable Adults and the Law, LRC 83 – 2006

http://www.lawreform.ie/_fileupload/Reports/Report%20Vulnerable%20Adults.pdf

Department of Justice Information on the Act

http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Assisted_Decision-Making_(Capacity)_Act_2015

Advocacy and Non-Governmental Organisations

(please note this is not a fully representative range of organisations active in the context of assisted decision making and related issues for adults)

Support and Advocacy Service for Older Persons (SAGE)

http://www.thirdageireland.ie/sage/resources/capacity-legislation-information

SAGE, A guide to the Assisted Decision Making Act 2016

http://www.thirdageireland.ie/assets/site/files/pr/New_Times_2nd_Ed._June_2016_website_version.pdf

Inclusion Ireland

http://www.inclusionireland.ie

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

http://www.alzheimer.ie/Home.aspx

 

International Resources

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml

Comparative Jurisdictions

Office of the Public Guardian Scotland

http://www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk

Office of the Public Guardian England and Wales

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian

Office of the Public Advocate, Victoria, Australia

http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/advocacy-research/supported-decision-making

Office of the Public Guardian, New South Wales, Australia

http://www.publicguardian.justice.nsw.gov.au

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