Signal Boost: Mental Capacity Law Reform in Northern Ireland

Chambré Public Affairs in association with Disability Action’s Centre on Human Rights for People with Disabilities is organising:

Seminar on Mental Capacity Law Reform in Northern Ireland

09.00-13.00 Wednesday 1 September 2010
NICVA, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast

About the Seminar

Chaired by Professor Roy McClelland who subsequently led the Bamford Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability in Northern Ireland, the seminar is designed to inform stakeholders on the proposals for the reform of mental capacity law in the region; provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss the impact of the proposals; and help inform the consultation on the Equality Impact Assessment of the draft legislation.

Speakers include Linda Brown, Deputy Secretary of DHSSPS and Pat McConville, head of the DHSSPS Legislation Unit, responsible for drafting the Bill. He will provide an overview of the proposed legislation and will also be keen to hear from stakeholders on equality impact considerations as part of the consultation process.

More information at Disability Action.