Mental Capacity Guidance Note: A Brief Guide To Carrying Out Capacity Assessments – June 2020

Mental Capacity Guidance Note: A Brief Guide To Carrying Out Capacity Assessments – June 2020


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