- The key steps to follow when assessing capacity or making a best interests decision.
- Using the Guzzardi test to determine whether a situation amounts to a deprivation of liberty.
- What case law says about the capacity to consent to sexual relations and marriage.
- Test your knowledge of the law on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty (only available to premium partner organisations).
This hub helps you with point 5, mental capacity, point 9, organisational context, and point 11, level of capability at the end of the ASYE, of the knowledge and skills statement for social workers working in adults’ services.
Much of the detail of the LPS will be in the regulations and code of practice that will accompany the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act; draft versions of these were published in a 12-week public consultation in March 2022.
At a glance
Quick guides to deprivation of liberty in different scenarios:
The law: what you need to know
Assessing mental capacity
Interactive case scenario: mental capacity assessment Supported learning content is only available to premium partner organisations. Find out more about supported learning here.
Deprivation of liberty
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