Mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and best interests knowledge and practice hub
• 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.
At a glance
Quick guides to deprivation of liberty in different scenarios:
Assessing mental capacity
Deprivation of liberty
Multimedia learningVideo: Mr and Mrs E and the story of the Bournewood gap
The law: what you need to know
Important case law on deprivation of liberty
Best interests assessor role
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