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:
- Relevant Persons’ Representative Publicity Brochure
- Relevant Persons’ Representative Publicity Poster
- Department of Health RPR Guide
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: