Mental Capacity Act
This course will give delegates an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and introduce them to some of its key components. This course is designed to enable delegates to assess capacity and act in accordance with best practice when an individual lacks capacity.
By the end of this course, deelgates will have covered: Context and background of the Mental Capacity ActCapacity and consent within the terms of the ActAssessing capacityThe importance of a person-centred approach to assessmentIMCAs: personal support and advocacy for people lacking capacityRecording decisions made within the guidelines of the ActEnabling individual choice: advance decisions and directivesLooking to the future: using MCA to promote choice and independence
Methods of Delivery
The trainer will use PowerPoint presentation and flip chart work to accompany comprehensive handouts and reference material. Delegates will be encouraged to participate in open forum discussion as well as group and sub-group work.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
- Working within the framework of the Act
- Key principles of the MCA
- Capacity and consent: Definitions
- The test of capacity as defined by the Act
- Changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Anyone who works to support those whose decision-making abilities may be affected by conditions like dementia, learning disabilities, head injuries, stroke or severe mental health problems.
Delegates should consider which aspects of their role may be affected by the Mental Capacity Act, and consequently what specific points they would like covered on the course.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Mental Health Legislation and Policies