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Who can be sectioned under the Mental Health Act? What are your rights in choosing a care home? What can you do if you're caring for someone? Read on for information and advice.
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Being detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 can be a frightening and confusing experience. Learn about your rights if you or someone you know is detained under the admission procedure commonly known as 'sectioning'.
If you or someone you know or look after finds it difficult to manage day-to-day living, you may be able to get help in the form of community care. Find out more.
Your legal position if social services are concerned about your child's welfare and are considering care proceedings
If you have had medical treatment that went wrong or didn't work properly, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. Find out more.
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