A definition of the term 'consent' in adult social care
Consent is extremely important in adult social care settings. This is so that the individuals have had
a choice with regards to their care and have agreed to that care being carried out. [ If consent is not
established any activities would be in contravention of the person- centred values and could even
be termed as abuse. As some individuals in adult care settings do not have the abilities to
consent themselves, alternative sources of consent need to be available. It is equally important to
know what to do if consent cannot be established. ]
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