Practice Guidance

Assessing capacity: quick guide

description_of_image_used_in_assessing_capacity_quick_guide_jigsaw_piece_with_word_capacity_-tashatuvango_fotolia Photo: tashatuvango/Fotolia

Introduction

Key steps Step 1: the starting point The principles of presumption of capacity and respecting a person’s entitlement to make unwise decisions (principles 1 and 3 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005) is the starting point for any capacity assessment. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) makes the starting point for professionals very clear – […]

You need to be a logged-in Community Care Inform subscriber to view this article

If you have an Inform subscription, log in here

If you having difficulties logging in, please contact our helpdesk

Find out more about how to subscribe to Inform