Paid RPR and Rule 1.2 Representative
Total Care Services have been identified as being best placed to undertake the role of paid RPR and Rule 1.2 Representative, where family members or friends are not willing or able to do this. Total Care services, in undertaking this role, will follow the guidance stipulated in case law. At the current time this is RE: VE – Rule 1.2 Representatives and RD case law.
We can currently offer Paid Relevant Persons Representatives and Rule 1.2 Representatives to people within a defined geographical area of reach, under a fixed spot purchasing agreement rate.
The team at Total Care Services has extensive experience in the Court of Protection arena. Our Relevant Person’s Representatives and Rule 1.2 Representatives have received specialist training to enable them to undertake this role and possess a wealth of experience in providing advocacy and representation. We are already actively working as paid RPRs and Rule 1.2 Representative for a number of individuals across the South East of England.
The Rule 1.2 Representative is to:
- Monitor the implementation of the Care Plan
- Provide to the Court updating information on the implementation of the Care Plan ahead of the reviewing hearing provided for the Court order.
- Make an earlier application for review of the order if he/she considers that the Care Plan no longer serves the best interest of the client.
- To make application to the Court if there are any or proposed changes to the Care Plan that will make it more restrictive.
The Role of the Relevant Person’s Representative is to:
- Represent and support people deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty (MCA DOLS) where no friend or family member is willing or eligible to do so.
- When assuming the role of the RPR the service will at all times comply with the provisions of Mental Capacity Act 2005 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007 and the guidelines set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
- The role of the RPR is set out in Paragraph 14 of Schedule A1 of the amended Mental Capacity Act.
- Maintaining Contact with the relevant person. To be completed on a 4 weekly basis, unless the RPR feels issues needs to be addressed and therefore a more frequent visits will be completed.
- The Paid Representative will provide a 4 weekly update to the Supervisory Body Via email.