The newsletter editors were represented at the Action Day, at which many examples  of innovative and effective methods of implementing the MCA were highlighted. In her address to the delegates (see also this Community Care article, the Chief Social Worker for Children noted that the MCA was valuable in children’s services, in particular in relation to the involvement of people in decisions that concern them, and the need to avoid being unnecessarily risk averse. The Chief Social Worker for Adults was clear that the MCA was a core aspect of social work which every social work student needed to be fully trained in. The editors were interested to learn that at least one local authority now routinely trains all adult social workers as best interests assessors.