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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and care planning

SCIE Report 70

Published: October 2014
Reviewed: September 2017

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


Foreword by Baroness Liz Barker, and introduction to the report and its purpose.

Key messages

Key messages from this report on the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and care planning.

Using key principles

Video looking at the five key principles of the MCA, and how these can be applied to the care planning process.

Human rights, choice and control

This section introduces the MCA as a framework for promoting human rights, choices and control.

Involvement and person-centred

Exploring the two essential themes of involvement and keeping the person’s wishes at the centre of their care and support.

Liberty and autonomy

This section highlights the importance of liberty and autonomy within care and support planning.

Monitoring MCA implementation

This section offers a set of standards against which evidence gathered about care planning can be measured.

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and care planning report