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Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

Information, guidance, and accredited training for care and health staff to support, protect and empower people who may lack capacity.

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) directory

Useful information and tools to aid the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Introducing the MCA

Why the MCA matters to everyone working in care, health, housing and other sectors.

MCA in practice

Guidance on assessing capacity and supporting decision making.

MCA training

Accredited training, open or tailored courses, plus free learning resources.

Liberty Protection Safeguards

Guidance and updates on the implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards.

Deprivation of Liberty

Guidance on understanding and managing DoLS.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Understanding the role of mental capacity advocates.

National Mental Capacity Forum

The National Mental Capacity Forum is a joint Ministry of Justice and Department of Health and Social Care initiative. Its purpose is to advocate at a national level for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA).