Policy Submission: Guardianship Proceedings
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The participation of people living with disability in decision-making that affects their lives is of critical importance. Throughout this submission, we have identified ways in which the draft Guidelines could be strengthened to ensure that people’s participation in guardianship and financial administration proceedings is encouraged, information is accessible, all necessary supports are available, and tribunal members and registry staff are well-trained and diverse in composition.
Above all, we believe that these Guidelines must recognise and emphasise the capacity of people living with disability to participate in proceedings, encourage tribunals to take all steps to support their participation, and not make any assumptions that it would be in their best interests not to participate.