Implementing the Mental Capacity Act is a one-day course for practitioners who have prior knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) but who wish to improve their current understanding and implementation of the MCA including a focus on record keeping and evidence.
Who is this course for?
This course is for practitioners who have responsibility for implementing and embedding the Mental Capacity Act in health, social care and other related agencies.
This could include:
- Senior managers in health and social care
- Managers in health and social care
Aims of the Mental Capacity Act training course
- Attendees to be aware of their legal responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act and the implications for their practice.
- Understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and have the knowledge to apply the principles in everyday practice.
- Recognise the importance of involving people when making decisions and how this right can be upheld.
- To be clear on documentation and recording of information at each stage of implementation.
- Recognise how the provisions in the Act and the Code of Practice help to keep people safe
- Understand how the Mental Capacity Act supports human rights.
The Mental Capacity Act course will explore the following areas:
- Explore practical application of the MCA
This course will allow practitioners to explore the practical application of the MCA and allows for reflection on current practice and how the principles of the MCA can be embedded in practice.
- Safeguarding case studies
The course will involve group work and the use of case studies to support the practical application.
- Discuss common challenges and dilemmas
Practitioners will be encouraged to share knowledge, challenges and dilemmas associated with the MCA in practice.
- Record keeping and evidence
This course will have a focus on embedding the MCA, particularly in terms of record keeping and evidence.