Guardianship policy and procedure 2010 – S7 Mental Health Act 1983

Amendments have been made to the Mental Health Act 1983 as a result of the Mental Health Act 2007. As an established function of the 1983 Act, Guardianship has been made subject to minor changes in its execution. From an operational perspective, the assessment and application of Guardianship remain relatively unchanged in this procedure, however its suitability is now placed in the wider context of the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards as per the amendments made in the amended Mental Health Act 1983 to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.