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Understanding mental capacity
Understanding mental capacity

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2 Mental capacity principles

You now look at the principles that underpin mental capacity legislation in each of the UK nations. What are they and how can they be applied in real life?

It is important to understand the principles upon which each of the acts are based and to begin to understand where these may differ but, as importantly, where they are the same.

The first act that you will consider is that which applies in England and Wales.