The LSAB Mental Capacity Act Charter

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is a legal framework designed to protect and empower people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions. The MCA Subgroup has developed an MCA Charter, which has been endorsed by the Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Board. This document sets out 10 key principles which we should all adhere to when applying the MCA.

LSAB Mental Capacity Act Guidance

This simple and easy to use tool has been developed by the Mental Capacity Act subgroup and aims to support professionals in their practice by outlining the essential steps for following the MCA process. It is not intended to be definitive guidance and professionals are asked to please refer to their own organisations MCA Policy and Procedures, as well as the MCA Code of Practice for further information.

Using the Mental Capacity Act in the Community

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRHC) have produced a new training film aimed at health and social care professionals and carers. The film aims to explain the importance of consent to treatment in a simple ‘show how to know how’ format, and uses possible scenarios to demonstrate the process for applying the MCA and  making a decision in a person's best interests. 


For more information about the film, visit the HRHC website.

Applying for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)