Mental Capacity Act Training

Course Title: Awareness of Mental Capacity Act / DOLS


This course is designed to provide key information on the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and for all learners to achieve a good understanding of how it applies to their respective roles, with consideration also to deprivation of liberty safeguards.

Who should attend?

All staff.

How long does the course last?

Half day (3 hours).

Course Content
    The 5 Principles of the act

  • Assessing capacity and who decides
  • Other influences – human rights
  • Best interest decisions
  • Documenting decisions
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocates
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Advance decisions
  • Court of Protection
  • The Public Guardian
  • Criminal offences
By the end of the course, learners will:
  • Understand the key principles and the importance of the MCA (2005) and deprivation of Liberty safeguards.
  • Know the importance of complying with the MCA (2005) code of practice when working with individuals who lack capacity.
  • Have a good awareness of the assessment process required for assessing both mental capacity and the authorisation for deprivation of liberty.

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