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Legislation such as: mental capacity act 2006, equality act, human rights act 1998, the health and social care act 2012 and The Care act 2014 are just a few legislations and policies that promote person-centred practice. These legislations ensure that all individuals are given choice and control over their own lives and that they are treated with empathy, dignity, privacy, respect and that they are treated equally. It is assumed that all individuals have capacity unless an assessment has been undertaken which determines them to lack capacity. At times if an individual does lack capacity their choice, wish or preference may not be what is in their best interest, they will be supported with their decision but at times a decision will be made for them by a professional, this decision has to be in their best interests. The Mental Capacity Act 2006 highlights a resident right to make choices and have their preferences respected even when a decision is made on their behalf by a professional. This enables the individual to still maintain control over their own lives. This legislation helps to protect both the professional and individual under these circumstances. Any assessments, care plans or reviews must involve the individual and the decisions made must be in their best interests. In my workplace we follow Minimum Standards, these are guidelines which instruct my workplace on how to develop and agree individual care plans.

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