The below lists some legislation and documents that I believe may be of use to other laypersons such as me. At present they are in chronological order, but that may change.

Best Interest Meetings Guidance – Social Care Institute for Excellence

The Chronically Sick and Disabled Person’s Act 1970
The Limitation Act 1980
Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986
Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
Human Rights Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998
The Care Homes Regulations 2001
The Mental capacity Act 2005
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014
The Care Act 2014
Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
Autism Act 2009
The Equality Act 2010
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)


Useful Notes:

National eligibility criteria set out in the Care Act 2014
The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers
Social workers Code of Practice
Code of Ethics for Social Work
The Mental Capacity Act Guidelines
Code of Practice to supplement the main Mental capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice