Slough Safeguarding Adults Partnership

Executive Mental Capacity

 What is Executive mental Capacity?

In the context of the Mental Capacity Act, Executive Mental Capacity can be linked to the person’s ability “to understand the relevant information” at the time it is required, and  the ability to “use” the relevant information to make the decision at the time it is required.

You may be concerned about someone’s Executive Mental Capacity if they:

  • repeatedly makes unwise decisions that put them at significant risk of harm or exploitation
  • make a particular unwise decision that is obviously irrational or out of character

Following a number of Safeguarding Adult Reviews in Slough, the Safeguarding Partners have collaborated to develop this Resource Pack to help practitioners in all agencies to consider Executive Functioning within Mental Capacity when working with clients/patients with challenging situations and risky behaviour.

Useful Links

If you are worried about an adult at risk of abuse or neglect

Call 01753 475111 or email

Safeguarding Training video

The Safeguarding Partnership has produced a video about Safeguarding basics during COVID-19.  Click on this Link to access.

National helplines

Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565

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