1.2 Explain How This Legislation and Policies Influence the Day-to-Day Experiences of Individuals with Learning Disabilities and Their Families

1.2 Explain how this legislation and policies influence the day-to-day experiences of individuals with learning disabilities and their families

The Human Rights Act The right to life – protects your life, by law. The prohibition of torture and inhuman treatment – you should never be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading way, no matter what the situation; Respect for privacy and family life and the right to marry, protects against unnecessary surveillance or intrusion into your life. You have the right to marry and raise a family;
Freedom of thought, religion and belief- you can believe what you like and practice your religion or beliefs;
No discrimination – everyone’s rights are equal. You should not be treated unfairly – because, for example, of your gender, race, sexuality, religion or age;
The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DoLS), which came into force on 1 April 2009, provides a legal framework to ensure people are deprived of their liberty only when there is no other way to care for them or safely provide treatment. They were introduced as an amendment under the Mental Health Act 2007 but form part of the Mental Capacity Act. The Equality Act is a law that came into effect in October 2010. It protects people from being discriminated against because of their disability.
It also protects people from being discriminated against because of their caring responsibilities.
The Equality Act replaced previous laws protecting people from discrimination, including most of the Disability Discrimination Act. Citizenship The Human Rights Act – the right to participate in free elections