About Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Awareness
This training reinforces the protection of vulnerable adults in care settings. The training also helps form care guidelines for all professionals involved in the sector. Candidates will come away from it with a working knowledge of the MCA and its relationship with DoLS.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is for all professionals involved in the health and social care sector.
What are the main points covered?
Learners will better understand the Mental Capacity Act of 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Learn the meaning of mental capacity, when and how it should be assessed, understand carer liability and more… see here for a full course outline.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Awareness Course Outline
- Understanding the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
- What is mental capacity?
- When should we assess mental capacity?
- How do we assess mental capacity?
- Carer liability.
- Advance decision.
- What is Deprivation of Liberty?
- How are Deprivation of Liberties assessments carried out?
Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties Awareness FAQs
What is the mental capacity act?
The mental capacity act (MCA) is a legal framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of vulnerable adults who lack the capacity to make particular decisions themselves.
What is deprivation of liberties?
The deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) is a set of checks that aims to make sure that any care that restricts a person’s liberty is both appropriate and in their best interests.
Who is this course for?
The course is for anyone responsible for the care of vulnerable adults but also relevant to anyone in the health and social care sector. The deprivation of liberty safeguards element applies directly to those in care homes and hospitals.
What will I learn in this course?
Delegates will be taught a greater understanding of the mental capacity act 2005 as well as DoLS. They will learn about carer liability and the importance of record-keeping in regards to MCA. They will also learn about new developments in recent legislation.