Mental Capacity Guidance Note: A Brief Guide To Carrying Out Capacity Assessments – November 2017

Mental Capacity Guidance Note: A Brief Guide To Carrying Out Capacity Assessments – November 2017


CategoryArticles Author Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn Date

This purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings a brief overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment of capacity. Its focus is on (a) how to apply the MCA 2005 principles when assessing capacity; and (b) how to record your assessment, primarily in the context of health and welfare decisions.

To read the guidance note, please click here.


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