December 2008 chronology

See December 2008 update for a summary of these changes.

  • 21/12/08: Press link to case involving guardianship and unlawful detention added... See Interesting cases
  • 21/12/08: On 18/12/08 the DH launched this catchily-named consultation: Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: consultation on the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Monitoring and Reporting) and (Deprivation of Liberty: Standard Authorisations, Assessments and Ordinary Residence) (Amendment) Regulations 2009... See external links section of Bournewood gap bridged by Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards inserted into MCA 2005
  • 21/12/08: On 17/12/08 the OPG launched a new Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy and a protocol for joint working between the Office of the Public Guardian and Local Authorities... See "Vulnerable adults to get better protection" section on Office of the Public Guardian page
  • 18/12/08: December 2008 Tribunal Member and Stakeholder Bulletin published today... See Mental Health Tribunal
  • 18/12/08: On 17/12/08 the MoJ published revised guidance for social supervisors on the supervision and aftercare of conditionally discharged patients... See Ministry_of_Justice#New_MHU_website
  • 03/12/08: Ministry of Justice Mental Health Unit publish Bulletin No 5 today... See Ministry of Justice