Shropshire Multi Agency Mental Capacity Act Guidance (SG009)

The Mental Capacity Act helps ensure that people, especially those who may experience some difficulties in making decisions for themselves owing to conditions that effect the mind or brain, are both empowered and protected. This Policy explains what actions a range of professionals must do to help individuals make decisions for themselves or the steps they need to take to help safeguard people when they may lack capacity to make those specific decisions for themselves. It is vital that professionals follow proper steps and the Mental Capacity Act and Code of Practice to ensure they comply with the law and uphold the human rights of those they work with.

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