The purpose of this document is to provide those who have
to consider best interests with an overview of the relevant
law and principles. Its focus is on: (a) how to apply the MCA
2005 principles when assessing best interests; and (b) how
to record your assessment, primarily in the context of health
and welfare decisions. It is a companion to our guide to
carrying out capacity assessments.
To read the guidance note, please click here.