An IMCA can be involved in supporting and representing people who may be subject to the DoLs. They can:
- be instructed to support an individual who is to be assessed (in response to a request for a standard authorisation), or if there is a concern about a potentially unauthorised deprivation of liberty.
- support individuals who wish to challenge an application for a standard authorisation. This is the case even if an individual has a relevant person’s representative (RPR) helping and supporting them to do this.