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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Least restrictive option

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

When this term is used in relation to the Mental Capacity Act, it means that if you are making decisions on behalf of someone who does not have capacity to make decisions for themselves, you should make sure that you don't restrict their rights or freedoms any more than necessary.

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