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Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR)

The RPR Service

The role of the Relevant Person’s Representative is to:

  • Provide continuing support and regular contact
  • Ensure that all people involved in the care uphold the person’s rights and act in their best interests
  • Help the person to voice their concerns
  • Assist the person to make a complaint
  • Challenge, both formally and informally, any deprivation of liberty
  • Make an application to the court of protection

For more information, please read the following brochures:

Who qualifies for our service?

A Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) is designed to protect people who are being deprived of their liberty in a hospital or care home and to monitor their situation. There are legal safeguards in place which ensure everyone has a Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR) to uphold their best interests if they are deprived of their liberty.

An advocate can take up role of Relevant Person’s Representative for the duration of a DoLS when there is no one in a person’s life who is willing or able to act as his or her representative. However, if they are willing, a person can have a member of their family or a friend appointed as their representative.

We offer RPR in the following areas:

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