Learning Resource: Mental Capacity Act 2005 in Practice

Posted By : Social Work Resources

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Create DateOctober 16, 2015
Last UpdatedJanuary 9, 2016

This learning resource is designed to support social workers understand the key principles underpinning the Mental Capacity Act 2005. These include presuming capacity and identifying how this can be and should be applied in practice, understand the capacity assessment process and working to support and maximise an individual’s capacity and understand the responsibilities of professionals to support individual autonomy, even when the choices an individual makes are deemed unwise.

The resource uses clear descriptions, reflective activities and case study examples to support social workers develop their practice in this vital area.

Pt1 Mental Capacity Act in Practice Accessible PDF
Pt1 Mental Capacity Act in Practice Accessible PDF