1.3 Explain the impact of the Mental Capacity Act on support planning processes

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well being
Learning outcome: Understand the theories and principles that underpin outcome based practice
Assessment criteria: 1.3 Explain the impact of the Mental Capacity Act on support planning processes

  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005 says that everyone should be assumed to have the capacity to make their own decisions
  • Therefore, all service users should be involved in their own support planning as much as possible
  • Where service users do not have capacity, any decisions made about them must be in their best interests and take into account their personal beliefs, values and preferences

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