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Mental Capacity Act (Level 1)

About The Course

This course is for all care staff who may come into contact with persons who lack capacity so that they may have an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and how this applies in practice.

Course Objectives

To ensure that care staff understands their role in protecting service users and others who may lack capacity. That staff will have an awareness of their roles and responsibilities in relation to implementation of the required policies and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Course Overview

Registration and introduction to course.

What is mental Capacity and whom does the Act affect?

  • Definitions.
  • What does the Act cover and what it does not cover.
  • The guiding principles of the MCA.
  • Assessing Capacity – who may assess and how to assess.
  • Challenging an assessment.
  • The Best Interests test and making a best interest decision if people lack capacity.
  • How MCA relates to the use of restraint and the law.
  • The Role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate.
  • Information regarding Lasting Powers of Attorney.
  • Advance Decisions.
  • Recognise the offences of ill treatment and wilful neglect.
  • The role of the Court of Protection and The Public Guardian.

Practical scenarios to recap points.

Course Details

  • Duration: One day
  • Course Title: Mental Capacity Act (Level 1)

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