Mental Capacity Act Awareness

Caring Footsteps
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This half day course provides the underpinning theory of the Mental Capacity Act giving staff working in Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Supported Living & Domiciliary Care the tools to assess whether an individual they support has capacity in making every day decisions, how they can support the individual in making those every day decisions and when to act in an individual’s best interest.


  • Explain what mental capacity is and how you support people who may lack capacity to make their own decisions using the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • List the four questions asked to assess if a person has capacity and how you use these in everyday practice.
  • Describe what human rights are and how they relate to the importance of understanding when restriction might cause a deprivation of liberty.


3 Hours

Bespoke Sessions

This course is available to groups on a bespoke basis. Please contact us for further information and pricing.

Other Information:

  • All training sessions have been written using Skills for Care Induction Related Training, part of recommendations for CQC Providers Guide (2015).
  • Where possible content is evidence based.
  • All sessions are regularly reviewed to ensure the most up to date evidence is used.
  • Sessions will be adjusted to meet the needs of your organisation.
  • In addition to the training sessions Caring Footsteps currently delivers, bespoke training can also be written and delivered.

Caring Footsteps will provide theoretical information and materials for training provided, however it is the providers’ responsibility to declare individuals attended training competent to practice. Caring Footsteps will not declare any individual competent to practice.

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