If you are worried that someone may lack capacity to make a decision you will need to start by completing an assessment. The assessment needs to be completed on CareFirst 6 and there is also a Mental Capacity Act assessment form.
You can also use these simple assessment guidance notes to take you through the assessment process on CareFirst 6.
If you are dealing with a service user who has a Power of Attorney, you should use this checklist to ensure that correct procedures are followed.
We have created a specific protocol for making a decision about a care home or hospital admission for a service user who can not understand what is happening, or who resists the admission.