What do you know about legal capacity, Guardianships &?Power of Attorney? In Scotland, a person is deemed to have legal capacity to act and make decisions on their own behalf once they reach the age of 16. This means that parents no longer have any authority to make?decisions or deal with agencies on their son or daughter?s behalf once they turn 16.
Why is legal capacity important?
For most people, taking on responsibility for their own decisions and actions at age 16 is not an