Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty

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Every day we make decisions about our lives. These decisions could be about simple things like what we eat or what we wear. They could also be about important things like our health, our care and our finances. 

 

Our ability to make decisions is called mental capacity.  Some people lack capacity and are unable to make some decisions for themselves, for example, people with dementia, learning disabilities or mental health problems.

 

The Mental Capacity Act is a law about making decisions and what to do when people cannot make some decisions for themselves. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

 

Below are some resources that you may find useful.

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