Complete with a foreword by the late Terry Bogg, this handy pocketbook provides accessible guidance to health and social care practitioners on the day-to-day aspects of using and applying the Mental Capacity Act. This includes practical advice, explored with practice examples, on how to set up and undertake an assessment and how to make and implement informed decisions-quickly. The busy mental capacity practitioner, whether an AMHP, social worker, nurse or from other health professions who encounter vulnerable service users, will find this guide invaluable for efficiently locating the information they need to complete an assessment, supported with a working knowledge of the law. * Practice information, reflecting revised advice on the Mental Capacity Act and practice changes since Cheshire West * Guidance on undertaking assessments with the updated Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Liberty Protection Safeguards * A dip-in, dip-out structure, with chapters dedicated to the legal landscape, understanding the scope of the Mental Capacity Act and linking the Mental Capacity Act with relevant legislation like the Mental Health Act * Examples of best practice and common pitfalls, including links to the law to make your decisions evidence-based and authoritative * Checklists and decision-making flow charts to simplify what can prove a complex area *** This book forms part of a series of pocketbooks for social workers. These compact guides are written in an accessible and to-the-point style to help the busy practitioner locate the information they need as and when they need it-all bound up in A5 and under! The pocketbooks explore key practical skills involved in such areas as mental capacity, report writing and mental health.