Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This course is designed to provide awareness for individual working in the health and social care sector, to work with mental capacity issues and safeguarding adults.

Who should attend?

Healthcare workers/ Family carers / Healthcare professionals and anyone working with adults and supporting decision making and safeguarding

What you will learn

This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of key aspects to enable you to work with the codes of practice. 

Course content

  • Introduction to capacity and safeguarding
  • Best interests
  • Independent mental capacity advocates (IMCA)
  • Court of protection and deputies
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney: Safeguarding v. Empowerment
  • Restraint
  • Advance decisions
  • Excluded decisions and ill treatment and neglect
  • Action planning

Course duration

Half day (three hours) Maximum number of 15 candidates. This course is taught at one of our venues or delivered onsite. 

Assessment and certification

This course is delivered by a qualified trainer. Candidates will be assessed continuously throughout the training and will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the course aims and objectives with a final assessment. Candidates will receive a certificate on successful completion and a workbook.

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