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Best Interests and Finances: The Ombudsman Finds Fault with Council's actions


A council was found to be at fault due to their policy relating to best interests (under the Mental Capacity Act) and finances. Due to the fault found by the Ombudsman's investigation, Shropshire Council  "....agreed to review its appointeeship and deputyship policy statement to clarify that best interest decisions should be recorded before applications for appointeeship are made or house clearances are done."

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