MCA: An introduction
For frontline staff and team leaders in care, health and related services.
CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/17.
- Why is the MCA important and who does it affect?
- The five core principles
- How to assess capacity
- Who can make decisions about me?
- How to make a decision in a person’s best interests
- Criminal offences
- What else do I need to know?
- Attendees to be aware of their legal responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act and the implications for their practice
- Understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and have the knowledge to apply them in their everyday practice
- Be able to use a framework for supporting and involving people when making decisions
- Recognise how the provisions in the Act and the Code of Practice help to keep people safe
- Understand how the Mental Capacity Act supports human rights
- Reflect and explore on how human rights principles inform good practice when supporting people to make decisions
- Reflect on what else you need to do to improve your knowledge and understanding of how best to provide care and support to people
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