Code of Practice 2010
There are 2 versions of this code of practice
- A ‘BIG WORD’ version that is not the easiest to read and is written primarily for people employed to work with people with intellectual disabilities
- A READABLE version which has been written specifically for people with intellectual disabilities to read themselves, or maybe have it read to them by a friend or carer.
We are interested in the READABLE VERSION. Below are some snippets from the handbook – but click on the image below to get your own copy – well worth reading. It might be small, easy to read but the content is very important for us all.
- The Code says that all care and treatment of people with an intellectual disability should be done in such a way that they keep as much of their independence and freedom as possible.
- Being person centred means mental health services should fit around what each person needs.
- Mental health services should not think that someone can not make a choice or decision just because they have an intellectual disability