This introductory half-day training course provides an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) for frontline staff including key points that relate to safeguards introduced by the Act. This course aims to develop the link between theory and practice and embedding the MCA as an everyday experience.
Who is this course for?
This course is for support staff in health, social care or related services that delivers frontline support.
This could also include:
- Police officers
Aims of Mental Capacity Act: An Introduction
- To understand why the MCA is important.
- To know who this applies to and how this relates to care and support workers.
- Understand the 5 core principles.
- Understand how an improved knowledge of the MCA can support decision making for an individual.
- Understand your role within the MCA and that of others.
- Recognise when a person’s rights are not being upheld.
Mental Capacity Act: An Introduction will explore the following areas:
- Linking theory and practice
This course is aimed at developing the link between the Mental Capacity Act and what it means in terms of every practice.
- Key safeguards introduced by the MCA
This course will identify the key safeguards introduced by the Mental Capacity Act and relate these to an everyday environment and how they apply.
- Embedding the Mental Capacity Act
Understanding how to work in line with the Mental Capacity Act as an everyday experience.