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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Informed consent

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Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

When you have received the right information to enable you to decide whether to allow someone to do something to you or for you. You should only give consent if you understand what you are being asked to agree to, what the benefits and risks might be, and what the alternatives are if you do not agree. See also capacity to consent.

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