Practice Guidance

Making best interests decisions: quick guide

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Introduction

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), while primarily relevant to professionals working with adults, also matters for those working with children. Most of the act applies to 16- and 17-year-old young people and a few provisions affect children under this age. Key steps Remember that you can only make best interests decisions for people whom […]

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