International Mental Capacity Assessments

With our bespoke, secure telehealth video-link technology we can complete Mental Capacity assessment across the globe, bringing our expert mental capacity assessors to you. 

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What the law says

We apply the UK's test for capacity as outlined by the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and relevant UK Case Law. 

 

All of our assessments are compliant with the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and based upon the Social Care Institute for Excellence guidelines for best practice Mental Capacity Assessments

Your Questions Answered

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  • What to expect

Our assessments usually take around an hour, and our friendly, experienced social workers do their best to make sure it's a comfortable and relaxed experience. We're accredited expert mental capacity assessors, so you're in good hands.

  • What's Included in the assessment?

Everything necessary is included, an assessment either face to face or via video link as well as a corresponding report. Where necessary our Social Workers will complete additional assessments such as a Montreal cognitive assessment and a financial decision tracker to strengthen their reports at no additional cos

 

  • Why Choose Nellie?

We have worked with official court solicitors to create a bespoke assessment report to assess and record the mental capacity of an adult to engage in court proceedings in the Family Court, the High Court, a county court, or the Court of Appeal.​

  • Who can complete a mental capacity assessment?

In cases involving complex or major decisions, you may need to get a professional opinion. The assessor must be an impartial, qualified professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or social worker.

  • Can we complete video-link or face to face assessments?

All of our international mental capacity assessments are completed vie our bespoke, integrated and secure video link software. Any easy to use and simple system 

  • What types of decision can we complete international mental capacity assessments?

We are able to assess an individual for any decision where there is a particular concern this could be:​

  • Capacity to marry / divorce

  • Capacity to Divorce

  • Capacity on where a person resides

  • Capacity to create a Trust 

  • Capacity to act as a Trustee

 

Accreditations

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Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. All of our Social Workers are registered with Social Work England for your peace of mind. 

 

Our assessors are accredited Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) assessors with specific experience in completing capacity assessments and specialist reports.

All of our assessors have undergone extra training to become accredited financial vulnerability experts according to Lichtenberg standards, so they can provide even more detailed reports on mental capacity.

CASE STUDY

Rushpal lived in Denmark with her father; although both had spent the majority of their lives living and working in the Uk, Rushpal had initially moved to Denmark for work, and when her father Tajinder was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he moved in with her to be closer to family. 

Once in Denmark, Tajinder's illness progressed, and Rushpal needed to support her father with managing her finances; this is where the difficulties started. Tajinder initially looked at completing a lasting power of attorney for her father. However, it transpired a lasting power of attorney was in place, a neighbour, something neither Rushpal or Tajinder were aware of; when Rushpal started looking into her father's accounts, money had been withdrawn on a weekly basis, even though he was now living in Denmark. 

Rushpal contacted us to assess her father to create a new lasting power of attorney; however his illness had progressed to a point where he was unable to do this, so we ensured we had enough evidence to support the completion of a COP3 Deputyhsip order for Rushpal and Tajinder. Having this report order allowed the court of protection to appoint Rushpal as her father's deputy for finances and overturn the lasting power of attorney. 

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