Best interests

Key Learning Points

  • The MCA 2005 sets out a process for making best interest decisions, not a formula to apply 
  • An assessment that someone lacks capacity to make a specific decision means we have a responsibility to make a decision in their best interest, seeking to reach the decision that is right for them 
  • Best interest decision-making is a process of seeking to make the decision that is right for that person as an individual human being