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Making decisions - general principles

The Adults with Incapacity Act sets out some basic principles.  These principles must be considered before you reach a decision:

  • Any decisions or action must benefit the adult

  • You will only be granted the power to make decisions on behalf of someone if these are really needed

  • You must take the past and present wishes of the adult into account

  • You must encourage and allow the adult to make their own decisions as far as possible and to develop the skills to do so

  • You should get the views of the adult's nearest relative and primary carer (if this is reasonable and feasible)

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