Mental Capacity Act (MCA), Mental Health Act (MHA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Legislation

Please see the pages below for the contents of the Acts:

Guidance

Further guidance on implementation of the Mental Capacity Act into practice and relevant 'case law’ and case law examples can be found on the 39 Essex Chambers website.

SSASPB mental capacity act guidance

The Mental Capacity Act Guidance has been created to be used as a reference for professionals to give advice about the Mental Capacity Act and what to take into consideration when assessing mental capacity. This has been split into three documents.

  1. Informational Leaflet (370 KB)
    1. Assessing Mental Capacity (728 KB)
      1. Further Guidance (416 KB)