Information, guidance, and accredited training for care and health staff to support, protect and empower people who may lack capacity.
Mental Capacity Act 2005 resources and services
The MCA Directory raises awareness about the MCA, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Find useful information and tools to help understand or implement it. Also links to informative blogs and to the Social Care Online database of research and journals.
This At a glance summary presents an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005, which is important to health and social care practice.
This video explains the key principles of the MCA and how they work in practice. It looks at how the MCA supports everyone to plan for their future, for when they may have impaired capacity.
Part of Safeguarding adults
This e-learning resource aims to promote the safeguarding of adults at risk. The resource explores the following questions: What is 'adult safeguarding’ and how does it affect each and every one of us?; How do I recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse?; What can I do if I suspect that someone is being harmed?; What should I do if I believe someone is being harmed but the person asks me to keep the information confidential and take no action?; What can I do to make it much less likely that a person might be harmed?; How do I ensure that adult safeguarding is managed correctly in the context of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The resource also includes two 'life stories' to illustrate key adult safeguarding issues, provides links to additional resources, and includes a quiz to help you assess your existing knowledge.
This e-learning resource explores the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including best interests decision-making, and how to support people to make their own decisions. The course is designed for all staff, carers and families, working with people who lack or may lack capacity in the health and social care sectors.
This report on the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and care planning provides guidance for both commissioners and provider of social care on how care and support plans can comply with the principles of the MCA.
SCIE’s Mental Capacity Act awareness training improves understanding for a range of health and social care staff
MCA: Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) in light of the Supreme Court judgment: explaining the 2014 changes
This film looks at how the judgement effects people’s working lives in practice, by looking in detail at two real-life case studies.
The film looks at the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), and how these can be applied to the care planning process.