In safeguarding work a key question will be whether the victim of abuse has capacity to make their own decisions. Generally speaking, where an adult has capacity and can be described as free to make autonomous decisions, the law will not interfere in the absence of any criminal behaviour. For safeguarding cases where the adult may lack capacity, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) is relevant.
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