Mental Capacity Act (2005) Cognitive Function
Westbury Health’s Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry experts follow the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) to assess mental capacity, providing a comprehensive assessment of cognitive function. Reports will include; confirmation of Learning Disability, variations in cognitive ability, a mental health assessment along with recommendations as to how professionals can promote mental capacity. Neuropsychological reports are provided in cases where individuals have experienced brain injury or neuro-degenerative illness. Local Authorities frequently commission cognitive function reports at the pre-proceedings stage in order to assist with other on-going assessments.
We provide comprehensive, independent Court reports across a range of health disciplines including; Psychiatry, Clinical and Neuropsychology, Neurology and Neuroradiology. Many of our experts have considerable experience of providing oral evidence to Court including High Court. All experts are practicing NHS clinicians each with over 10 years experience in their discipline.
Family Law Care Proceedings
Westbury Health experts provide reports for Local Authorities and for solicitors acting for parents or children in care proceedings.
Our reports are based upon best practice guidelines employing efficacious assessment tools. Westbury Health clinicians provide assessments of children and parents.