Mental Health Commission

A quality mental health service that is founded on the provision of recovery-based care, dignity and autonomy for service users

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Useful Resources

Government Departments and Agencies

Office of the Wards of Court

HSE Assisted Decision Making in the Health and Social Care Context

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

Citizens Information Centre - Current legal arrangements for incapacity

Citizens Information Centre - Information on current wards of court system

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

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

Department of Justice Information on the Act

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)

SAGE, A guide to the Assisted Decision Making Act 2016

Inclusion Ireland

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland


International Resources

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Comparative Jurisdictions

Office of the Public Guardian Scotland

Office of the Public Guardian England and Wales

Office of the Public Advocate, Victoria, Australia

Office of the Public Guardian, New South Wales, Australia

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Contact Details

Waterloo Exchange, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4

Ph: 353(1) 636 2400

Fax: 353(1) 636 2440

Eircode: D04 E5W7

GPS coordinates: 53°19'58.6"N 6°14'36.9"W