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Useful Resources

Government Departments and Statutory 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
www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/QID/Other-Quality-Improvement-Programmes/assisteddecisionmaking/
National Safeguarding Committee, Promoting the Rights of Adults who may be Vulnerable

http://safeguardingcommittee.ie/

On 18th January the Office of the DSS at the MHC hosted the launch by the NSC of its paper “Review of current practice in the use of wardship for adults in Ireland”. The full report can be read on the NSC website here.

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 that this is not an exhaustive list of organisations active in the area of assisted decision making and related issues. The MHC-DSS does not take any responsibility for the content of these external organisations and / or their websites.
Inclusion Ireland
http://www.inclusionireland.ie
SAGE, A guide to the Assisted Decision Making Act 2015
http://www.thirdageireland.ie/assets/site/files/pr/New_Times_2nd_Ed._June_2016_website_version.pdf
Support and Advocacy Service for Older Persons (SAGE)
http://www.thirdageireland.ie/sage/resources/capacity-legislation-information
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
http://www.alzheimer.ie/Home.aspx
The Irish Hospice Foundation
http://hospicefoundation.ie/programmes/advance-care/

International Resources

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
http://www.un.org/disabilities/documents/convention/convoptprot-e.pdf

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/
Alberta Health Advocates, Canada
https://www.albertahealthadvocates.ca/Pages/default.aspx

Decision Support Service in the News

€3 million for the establishment of the Decision Support Service
http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PR17000324

 

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