Training in The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Course overview

Understanding and awareness of the principles of The Mental Capacity Act is an essential requirement for all staff involved in the care, treatment and support of people over the age of 16 years who may lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. 

This course will be delivered by trainers who are expert and experienced in the management and delivery of The Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).


We are offering a one-day training course on the Mental Capacity Act, split into an introductory session in the morning, followed by more advanced training in the afternoon.

 


The objectives of this introductory session are:

  • To be able to incorporate a Human Rights perspective into support provided.
  • To be aware of and understand the application of the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • To understand when and how to assess capacity
  • To understand when and how to make a best interests decision

The objectives of this session are:

  • To understand what makes a “good” capacity assessment and relate this knowledge to examples from practice, addressing complex issues such as ‘unwise decisions’ and fluctuating capacity
  • To understand and develop good practice in respect of the best interests decision making process.
  • To consider ways to ensure people who are being assessed can exert maximum choice and control over their own lives
  • To consider the implications for practice of the European Convention on Human Rights (Articles 5 and 8)
  • To understand when a person may be deprived of their liberty and how this may be authorised
  • To reflect on how case law continues to inform understanding and practice in the area of deprivation of liberty.

Understanding and awareness of the principles of The Mental Capacity Act is an essential requirement for all staff involved in the care, treatment and support of people over the age of 16 years who may lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. 

These courses would be suitable for frontline health and social care staff and managers, GP’s, pharmacists and health visitors.

The next intake of this course will run on Friday 25 October 2019, from 9.30am - 4.30pm



£160

Code:
CPD89
Qualification:
Certificate of attendance
Course length:
1 day
Mode:
Classroom
Location:
Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, NW3 5BA
Admission status:
Open
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Date:
25 October 2019 09:30 to 16:30

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