Mental Capacity Act & DOLS

Overview

This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.

It also introduces the deprivation of liberty safeguards. These safeguards provide a framework for approving the deprivation of liberty for people who lack the capacity to consent to treatment or care in either a hospital or care home setting.

Each delegate will receive a course workbook. This includes key information notes from the course and activities to complete throughout the session. These workbooks can be taken away by the delegates at the end of the session to use as reference.


Course Content

At the end of the training session, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand current legislation, policy and procedures
  • Understand the assessment procedure
  • Understand what is meant by ‘Best Interests’
  • Know what protection is available for decision makers
  • Understand the limits of restraint issues
  • Understand the roles of various people involved

 

  • Target Audience – All Staff
  • Training Course Duration – (4 hours) Half Day
  • Certification – Upon successful completion of the session questionnaire and practical elements
  • No. of Participants – 12 maximum

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