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Code of Practice - Guidance for Persons working in Mental Health Services with People with Intellectual Disabilities

We published a code of practice for persons working in mental health services with people with intellectual disabilities in 2009, which became operational in 2010.

This code provides guidance to staff working in this area on issues such as decision-making and capacity, communication, environmental considerations, care planning and the use of restrictive practices. The code also places strong emphasis on enabling good practices through effective governance structures.

We may review this code of practice in the future following the introduction of much needed capacity legislation.

The Commission has also developed an easy read Guide to the Code of Practice for service users.

Code of Practice - Guidance for Persons working in Mental Health Services with People with Intellectual Disabilities

Code of Practice Guidance for Persons working in Mental Health

Easy Read Guide to the Code of Practice

Easy Read Guide to the Intellectual Disabilities Code of Practice

Publication date: September 2009

Effective date: January 2010

 

 

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