Disability rights and legal

Over the years, a number of different Acts and Treaties have been passed that protect the freedoms and rights of people with learning disabilities. Find out more about some of the most important ones.

  • Care Act

    Find out about the Care Act 2014, and how it strengthens the rights of people with learning disabilities and their family carers Find out More
  • Equality Act

    The Equality Act 2010 brought previous anti-discrimination laws together, to protect the rights of individuals and promote equal opportunities for everyone Find out More
  • Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) provides a framework to empower and protect people who may lack capacity to make some decisions for themselves Find out More
  • Human Rights Act

    The Human Rights Act 1998 sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms that everyone in the UK is entitled to, including people with a learning disability Find out More
  • Safeguarding

    Safeguarding Adults is the process of protecting adults with care and support needs from abuse and neglect Find out More

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) is intended to protect the rights and dignity of anyone with a disability Find out More