Mental Capacity Act 2005

Course aim

Covers the aims of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and identifies the carers role in ensuring its implementation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what the mental capacity act is and who it is relevant to.
  • Recognise the five core principles that guide decisions about mental capacity.
  • Identify how a person’s ability to make a decision is assessed.
  • Understand the term “best interests” and how this is applied.
  • Recognise the role of deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) in protecting the rights of vulnerable people.

Course Content

  • What is the MCA?
  • 5 core principles behind the Act.
  • What is meant by lack of capacity.
  • Promoting best interest.
  • How MCA relates to other legislation.
  • Communication techniques.
  • The Code of Conduct.
  • Consulting external professionals.
  • DoLS.

Delivery Styles

Silver Box eBox Face to Face


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