mental capacity act

Adult safeguarding resource

Resource that explores the following questions:

Mental capacity and the Mental Capacity Act 2005: a literature review

Literature review carried out to collate academic literature relating to mental capacity issues and to the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Making best interests decisions: people and processes

Research study about professional practices in best interests decision making under the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), and was carried out in 2010-11, in four contrasting areas of England, amongst health, social care and legal professionals.

Research governance and ethics for adult social care research: procedures, practices and challenges

Review that describes the development of research governance arrangements in social care settings over the past decade and examines some of the consequences – both problems and opportunities – created for people who are interested in research: that is, people who undertake research, take part in it, and use it within adult social care settings.

SCIE guide 41 : IMCA and paid relevant person's representative roles in the mental capacity act deprivation of liberty safeguards

This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). SCIE guides are one-stop shops for social care practitioners, presenting key findings, current legislation and examples of what is working well to guide and inform practice. Guide published in June 2011. Review date is June 2014.