Case law examining situations where the Mental Capacity Act will not provide the authority for a medical treatment decision to be made for someone who lacks the capacity to make the decision themselves.
The most legally complex safeguarding cases include those involving suspicions that a married vulnerable adult may never have had capacity to consent to marriage. This guide looks at implications for practice from case law.
The issue of consent to sexual relations and marriage is often a dilemma for practitioners. Case law provides guidance and this guide looks at implications for practice, including why both situations are "act specific" and not "person specific".