Welcome to the tri.x Mental Capacity Act 2005 practice resource. This resource will support practitioners working in statutory social care or healthcare to understand the Act and practice confidently when supporting people to make decisions, assessing mental capacity and applying the Best Interests principle.


1. Introduction
2. Purpose and Principles of the Mental Capacity Act
3. Supporting a Young Person to make their own Decision
4. Assessing Mental Capacity
5. Making a Best Interests Decision
6. Implementing a Best Interests Decision
7. The Court of Protection