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MENTAL CAPACITY ACT

Mental Capacity Act 2005


Training Solutions delivers a variety of different courses, beginning with Awareness Level that is a must for everyone working within Health and Social Care.

Covering all of the core components:
Understand the concept of what “Capacity” is in relation to a decision and how it is tested.

  1. Assumption of Capacity.

  2. Supporting Decision Making.

  3. Unwise or Eccentric decisions.

  4. Least Restrictive Options.

  5. Best Interests.

The 2 part assessment of capacity and how to make a best interest decision, along with current case law and Covert Administration of Medication.

ALL DELEGATES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE.

MCA Practitioner

This builds upon the Awareness level, with practical assessments of capacity taking place during the training, along with a key understanding of Lasting Powers of Attorney, Advance Decisions for treatment and life sustaining treatment. Scenarios are used throughout the training to enhance the learning.

ALL DELEGATES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE.

MCA Senior Practitioner

This level builds upon the first two levels, but then looks at all aspects of care and treatment, the assessments required and where action must be taken in a person’s best interests. Case law will be used to highlight the effective use of the act and also examine CQC inspections involving the MCA. The course will go on to explore chairing a best interest decision making meeting and the key outcomes.

ALL DELEGATES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE.



Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)


Available as Level 1, 2 or 3

allowing key differentiation for all candidates.

Overview This course is suitable for those who provide a service for “vulnerable adults” and is applicable to learners who are new to the subject or those who wish to refresh their knowledge.

This includes all relevant case law and the crucial changes issued from the Supreme Court on 19th March 2014.

Duration: 3 hours
Course Content:

• When DOLS was introduced
• About DOLS
• Who is protected by DOLS
• Mental Capacity Act 2005
• How do DOLS and MCA relate
• What is Deprivation of Liberty
• How does DOLS protect people
• Who is responsible for applying for DOLS
• The Assessment Process
• The Best Interests Assessment
• Who carries out the assessment
• Types of Authorisation
• Case Studies

Deprivation of Liberty in the community is introduced and the relevance of Best Interest Decison making in light of the Briggs v Briggs case.

ALL DELEGATES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE.

Mental Capacity Act: Services
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