Mental Capacity and Liberty Safeguards

Price £295.00 (for up to 12 delegates)

Duration: 2 hours
Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Suitable for

  • Healthcare assistants
  • Adult social care workers

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Course Outline

The Mental Capacity Act and DoLS workshop will enable you to examine these two important pieces of legislation.  Staff need to understand the impact of these laws on their work and how it underpins the way they should care for clients.  CQC inspectors often  check staff understanding of these laws during the inspection process.   This workshop creates a real understanding of why the laws are in place and builds confidence to discuss how they are used in practice  Learners will take part in discussions about the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.  They will examine case studies, take part in a series of exercises and observe film footage to satisfy a range of learning styles.

What you will learn:

What the Mental Capacity Act is and why it was introduced
The five statutory principles
Who assesses capacity and how capacity is assessed
How to support a person to make their own decisions
Best interests decision making
What the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are and why they were introduced
When can an application for a deprivation of liberty be made
An understanding of the assessment process for a standard authorisation of deprivation of liberty
When an urgent authorisation can be sought
The role of the relevant person’s representative
When DoLS must be reviewed
The process for someone who believes that a person is being deprived of their liberty without authorisation
The role of the Court of Protection
Update on the proposal to overhaul the DoLS


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Prices quoted are net of VAT unless otherwise stated

All courses are for up to 12 attendees