Safeguarding, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberties

Ash HealthcareTraining
Delivery Method: Virtual

(These can be delivered separately or together)

Safeguarding is an issue that is always top of the CQC agenda.

The aim of this course is:

Helping your team achieve this.

Learning Outcomes

- Define the what abuse is and the common types

- What is institutional abuse

- Identify the warning signs and symptoms of abuse

- Identify the triggers of abuse

- Identify their professional accountability, responsibility and how to manage disclosure

- Where to get help

- How and when to whistle blow

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. MCA for adults is appropriate for those working with adults aged 18 and over. The Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards are often misunderstood and with the latest changes in law often misused.

Lacking capacity to make a decision about finance does not mean they lack capacity to make any decisions for themselves.

This course presents the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including DoLS in a format that is easy to understand and includes workplace case studies.

Course includes:

- Legislation overview and core principles

- What is “capacity”?

- When to Assess

- Principles of Assessment

- Best interest decisions

- Least intervention

- Carer Liability

- Recording Your Practice

- Advance Decision

- What is Deprivation of Liberty?

- Deprivation of Liberty Assessment

- Lawful and unlawful deprivation

- Six required assessments and authorisation

- Key terms

- Lasting and enduring powers of attorney

- Case study and examples

- Summary and evaluation

All courses include certification, workbook and competency where appropriate.

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