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Consent

When an adult with mental capacity gives someone permission to do something for them (also known as informed consent). In this context, it relates to care, support and treatment needs. An adult should only give consent when they understand what is being proposed, the benefits and risks and what the alternatives are if they do not consent to the proposed intervention. It can be given orally or in writing. The adult may change their mind at any time and withdraw their consent.