SCIE - Mental Capacity Act and care planning

31/10/2014

This new SCIE report shows commissioners and providers of care how to embed the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) into care and support planning.

Care planning is a key mechanism for ensuring that the MCA is implemented in social care. Care and support plans should promote people's liberty - the freedom to make decisions about their care and support as far as they are able. In her foreword to the report, Baroness Barker of the House of Lords Select Committee on the MCA says:

"The MCA is widely recognised by those that work in health, social care and beyond as a positive and potentially transformative piece of legislation. I welcome the publication of SCIE's report and its contribution to the important work of making the Mental Capacity Act a reality."