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Caring for an adult with incapacity Principles of the Act

Principles of the Act

Principles of the Act

It's important the principles of the Act are taken into account whenever the Act is being used.

These principles are that any intervention must:

  • be of benefit to the adult
  • be the least restrictive option
  • take the person's past and present wishes into account
  • take the views of other relevant people into account
  • encourage the person to exercise their skills and develop new skills  

The information was last updated on: 12th May 2015

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