Practice Guidance

Assessing capacity: quick guide

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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 – […]

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