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.
This training also looks at the use of restraint and restriction which covers Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). So this training will provide a solid grounding for understanding the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), when it is launched.
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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
So this course is for people with a safeguarding responsibility, or looking to develop for a safeguarding role. It’s also suitable for people looking for personal professional development.
Date and Time
All sessions are from 09.30am-12.30pm with a 15-30 minute working break.
We’ll deliver the training via Microsoft Teams. You do not need to have a Microsoft Teams account to take part. However, you might wish to download the Microsoft Teams app before joining, as it can reduce technical issues.Check our events page to learn about upcoming sessions
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.
- Use of Restraint
This training also looks at the use of restraint and restriction which covers Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). It looks at how to identify a deprivation of liberty, how to record this, and who is involved in the process. We will also discuss the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) which will soon come into practice.
The fee for this course is £75.
You will need to provide an email address for us to send you your invoice to when booking onto this course. If your organisation requires a purchase order (PO) number to make payments, you will need to provide this also on booking your place. Please contact the Finance department within your own organisation if you need support with this.
You will receive an invoice within 14 days of your booking. If we are required to quote a purchase order number on your invoice, please indicate this when booking. Alternatively, please provide us with purchase order number details within 14 days of booking by emailing email@example.com. If the invoice is processed by your accounts or finance department, please ensure their email address is provided when booking. Your invoice will then be emailed in PDF format to the invoicing email address provided.
Cancellation Policy: If you notify us within 28 days of the course start that you cannot attend, you will not be charged. If you provide less than 28 days notice or do not attend on the day, you will be charged the full course fee. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to nominate a colleague from your organisation, emailing their name and email address 48 hours before the start of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.Check our events page to learn about upcoming sessions