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Understanding mental capacity
Understanding mental capacity

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3 Applying the legal principles

To help people to apply the principles in the legislation, guidance was issued in the form of a Code of Practice. You will look at this now along with examples of real-life situations, and think about the influence of values and attitudes.

As you have learned in this week so far, each nation of the United Kingdom has its own mental capacity legislation, each accompanied by a Code of Practice. You will now learn what a Code of Practice is as it relates to England and Wales.