Capacity refers to understanding the consequences of decisions made and being able to make your own decisions in terms of providing consent. Our specialist clinical, educational and child psychologists assess capacity in order to draw a professional opinion as to whether an individual has the capacity to make decisions to specific matters.
Capacity assessments in relation to cognitive ability are carried out by our specialist clinical, educational and child psychologists.
We believe in the importance of an evidence-based approach that is both professional and cost effective. We value our team’s ability to provide a broad range of services and share specialist knowledge.
Educational and child psychologist
As clinical, educational and child psychologists we are in a unique position to assess an individual in an efficient and comprehensive manner using a broad range of cognitive and psychological assessments.
When completing a capacity assessment we generally look to answer the following questions:
In compliance with statutory legislation we will take all reasonable steps to help the individual understand before coming to the conclusion that they are unable to make a decision on a specific matter.
We provide initial discussions to discuss specific services in order to provide an accurate quote for our specialist services.
There are many reasons why our expert psychologists could be asked to carry out a capacity assessment, including:
When there are communication difficulties we would work alongside a speech and language therapist during the assessment to support our interpretation of communication. We have our own in house speech and language therapists who we work with to carry out a joint assessment or to make a joint decision as to whether an individual has capacity or not. Having in house speech and language therapists keeps the process within an efficient time frame.
Capacity assessments can be requested for a variety of reasons and we use our psychological knowledge to provide a thorough capacity assessment. To receive a quote for a capacity assessment please contact us now.
We offer specific assessments which can be categorised into the following seven categories:
To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.
We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.