Legislations and Frameworks


Enduring Power of Attorney Act (EPA):
  • It was created in 1985.
  • Legal authorization to act on someone else's behalf in legal or business matters.
  • Now replaced by the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in 2007.
  • Unlike a basic Power of Attorney, an EPA (and an LPA) does not come to an end if the donor becomes mentally incapable of managing their own affairs.

Human Rights Act:

  • It was originally created in 1998.
  • You can defend you rights in the UK courts and that public organisations must treat everyone equally, with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • This act protects us all whether we are rich or poor, young or old.
  • It give us the right to life protecting our lives by law.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act:

  • This act creates the basis for ISA (Independent Safeguarding Authority).
  • ISA manages 2 barred lists - one for people who can't working with children and one for those who can't work with vulnerable adults.
  • This act also makes vetting compulsory otherwise those who don't comply will be placed in jail.

Mental Health Act:

  • This act was created in 1983.
  • This act covers the care and treatment of mentally disordered people.
  • It also covers the management of the person's property and other related matters.
  • The act provides legislation by which people who are diagnosed with a mental disorder can be kept in police custody or hospital and have their disorder assessed or treated against their will. This is know as sectioning.


Putting People First: A shared vision and commitment to the transformation of adult social care.

  • This was put in place in 2007.
  • It is a shared ambition to put people first by reforming public services, letting people live their own lives and being confident that services are of a high quality.
  • This causes people to feel independent, have good well being and dignity.

Living Well with Dementia - The National Dementia Strategy

  • It delivers quality improvements to the dementia services and address all the health inequalities relating to any type of dementia.
  • To provide advice, guidance and support for commissioners and providers who plan, monitor and develop services.