Mental Capacity Act 2005 decision-making – care, support and treatment: Practice Tool (2021)

Published: 29/04/2021

Author: Baker D, Malone-Lee M



This Practice Tool aims to support the practical application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 across health and social care. It provides information about the legislative context alongside practice examples and tools that can be used by practitioners when working with people who may lack capacity.

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Mental capacity | Direct work with individuals and families | Professional ethics and leadership | Level of capability: at the end of their first year in employment | Developing confident and capable social workers | Assuring good social work practice and development

CQC - Effective | Caring

PCF - Rights, justice and economic wellbeing | Intervention and skills | Knowledge

RCOT - Develop intervention | Screen needs | Support development

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