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Understanding mental capacity
Understanding mental capacity

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1 Decisions, children and young people

Assessing mental capacity in children is undertaken routinely by parents, teachers, family members and a range of other people and professionals with whom the child may come into contact.

Figure _unit6.1.1 Figure 1 A young family

In this section you consider some of the areas of decision making for children where the presumption of capacity is made on the basis of age.