Case Law

Capacity to accept or refuse care, support and education: A Local Authority v GP [2020] EWCOP 56

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction There is considerable interplay between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and social care legislation. For example, the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014 include express provisions to enable people to refuse assessments, request an assessment and make decisions about the provision of services. In certain cases, […]

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