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Unit B23 Aerodrome Studios, 2-8 Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TH - Telephone: 01425 273297

Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DoLS) for Managers/Seniors

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to train managers and senior care staff to understand the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and how to legally apply safeguards when depriving a person of their liberty. This course will greatly assist managers and senior care staff to make best interest decisions.

Course Content

On successful completion of this course the learner will be qualified to:

  • Know when an assessment of capacity is required
  • Develop skills in carrying out assessments.
  • Consent
  • Understand and be confident in the role of ‘decision maker’ when making best interest decisions.
  • Know how to apply the best interest checklist and consider options to make best interest decisions.
  • Understand in detail the role of the Court of Protection (COP) and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
  • Know when and how to contact the COP.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA).
  • Understand the interface of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Mental Health Act (MHA).
  • Understand what constitutes a DoLS.
  • Implementation required in care planning.
  • Course Content will include:

  • Powerpoint
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Quiz
  • Examples of good record keeping
  • Summary of CQC findings on MCA process

Course Duration

1 Day (6 Hours)

Number of Delegates

Maximum 12

Price

Price as per current price list