This section has been designed for media professionals who want information about the Mental Capacity Act (the Act) and the services and provisions that it provides.

The Act safeguards the interests of people who may lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, now or in the future. The Act also extends the ways that people can plan for the future.

The Office of the Public Guardian helps those seeking guidance or information on the Act.

If you would like to interview somebody about the Act we have a number of case studies and spokespeople available who have personal or professional experience of mental capacity issues.

In this section:

For media enquiries, please contact the Ministry of Justice news desk on 020 3334 3536.

Please contact us if you require further information.

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