Further guidance has been issued by the Vice President on the operation of the Court of Protection in the light of the the Prime Minister's statement last night in which it states:
"as from today no hearings which require people to attend are to take place unless there is a genuine urgency and it is not possible to conduct a remote hearing"
You can read the guidance in full here
ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE FROM THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE HAYDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF PROTECTION
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The Office of the Public Guardian is looking for special visitors to carry out mental capacity assessments of their clients.
Applicants should be registered medical practitioners with a licence to practise, HCPC registered psychologists who are ideally chartered by the British Psychological Society, also psychiatrists who are on the specialty register. Candidates with expertise in assessing people with Neurodevelopment disorders including learning disabilities and autism, Neuropsychiatric disorders and dementia are particularly welcome. They should also have expert knowledge of impairment or functioning of the mind or brain, experience in assessing mental capacity and an excellent understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
You can read more on the Public Appointments site.
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