Consent means informed agreement to an action or decision; the process of establishing consent will vary according to an individual’s assessed capacity to consent.
Others may include:
• family members
• paid workers
• other professionals
An individual is someone accessing care or support.
Active participation is a way of working that recognises an individual’s right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible; the individual is regarded as an active partner in their own care or support, rather than a passive recipient.