Mental capacity

It is vital that professionals working with people who lack capacity fully understand the implications of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. SCIE's resources, including Social Care TV films, explore the sometimes difficult decisions that have to be made about mental capacity. Resources include information specifically for independent mental capacity advocates (IMCAs).

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: putting them into practice
SCIE Report 66
Published: September 2013

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Resource
SCIE Web resource
Published: December 2011

Mental Capacity Act elearning
SCIE e-learning
Published: May 2011

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
SCIE At a glance 43
Published: July 2011

Social Care TV: Ada's assessment
SCIE Social Care TV video
Published: June 2011

Social Care TV: Emily's safety
SCIE Social Care TV video
Published: May 2012

Social Care TV: Khurrum's move
SCIE Social Care TV video
Published: May 2012

IMCA and paid relevant person's representative roles in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
SCIE Guide 41
Published: May 2011

Mental Capacity Act 2005
SCIE At a glance 5
Published: June 2009

Personalisation briefing: Personalisation and mental capacity
SCIE At a glance 33
Published: November 2010

Good practice guidance for the commissioning and monitoring of Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) Services
SCIE Guide 31
Published: October 2009

Practice guidance on the involvement of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) in safeguarding adults
SCIE Guide 32
Published: November 2009

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate involvement in accommodation decisions and care reviews
SCIE Guide 39
Published: December 2010

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) Resource
SCIE Web resource
Published: January 2010