The Mental Capacity Act Briefing provides an overview of the Act. The Mental Capacity Act Briefing will be relevant to staff supporting adults who may at times lack the capacity to consent.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) concerns individuals 16 years and over with an ‘impairment or disturbance in the functioning of the mind or brain’, who may at times lack the capacity to make a specific decision. Professionals supporting such people have a duty to abide by the Mental Capacity Act and have regard to the Code of Practice.