MCA resources on Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

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Powerpoint presentation: Mental Capacity Act and DoLS

Barts Health NHS Trust

A brief presentation outlining the key aspects of the MCA, covering the principles of the Act, DoLS, best interests decisions, and independent mental capacity advocacy.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Are you making decisions on behalf of someone you’re looking after? A carer’s guide to the Mental Capacity Act


Sitra, the Carers Trust and Care Charts UK designed this booklet to provide support and guidance about decision making for carers of people living with dementia. Carers provided examples of decisions they make with and for the person they care for. The booklet uses their experience to bring alive how carers manage supported decision making to maintain a good quality of home life, whilst keeping the people they care for as independent and safe as possible. It covers the key principles at the heart of the Mental Capacity Act; how to assess capacity; and making decisions on behalf of someone.

Last updated on hub: 14 September 2020

Court appointed deputies and independent mental capacity

Compassion In Dying

Brief guidance on Court appointed deputies and independent mental capacity advocates.

Last updated on hub: 08 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act: level one awareness session

Shropshire Council

This training presentation introduces participants to the key messages of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and explores the implications for different service areas. The document: lists the five guiding principles; explains what it means to lack capacity; explains who the decision maker is; describes the role of an IMCA and how to contact them; examines the offences of ill treatment and wilful neglect; provides a brief overview of the roles of the Court of Protection, Deputies and Lasting Power of Attorney.

Last updated on hub: 06 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) 2009: training booklet

Dorset Council

This training handbook covers a full range of aspects and processes relating to mental capacity and deprivation of liberty, including best interests, independent mental capacity advocacy, advance decisions, lasting power of attorney.

Last updated on hub: 06 September 2020

Best interests decision-making matters for clinicians

Disability Matters

A best interests decision making e-learning course. This session explores 'best interests', what it means for disabled people and how best interest decisions are made for disabled people who lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 06 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act Matters

Disability Matters

A Mental Capacity Act e-Learning course. This session covers the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and looks at how to assess capacity. It offers opportunities to reflect on aspects of the Mental Capacity Act and its practice.

Last updated on hub: 06 September 2020

Level 3 certificate / diploma in independent advocacy (3610-03/04)

City & Guilds

This handbook explains what is needed to deliver level 3 qualifications to learners who work as Independent Advocates in either an employed or voluntary capacity. These qualifications allow learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment in an Independent Advocacy role.

Last updated on hub: 06 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act 2005: guidelines for undertaking Capacity Assessments and making Best Interest Decisions

Lincolnshire County Council

This guidance is intended to provide support in carrying out and recording formal capacity assessments and is not intended as a substitute for the Code of Practice. The documents covers: recording mental capacity assessment activity; principles of the mental capacity act 2005; when to assess capacity and who should carry out the assessment; assessments as part of needs or risk assessments and day to day decisions; capacity to agree to social care decisions; identifying the decision maker; advance statements and preferred place of care statements; capacity assessments; best interests decisions; independent mental capacity advocates; unwise decisions, duty of care, the role of the Court of Protection and inherent jurisdiction; and the role of the Court of Protection.

Last updated on hub: 02 September 2020

The Mental Capacity Act requirements when an individual lacks the mental capacity to consent to treatment and care

National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice

This document is part of a series of brief guides to help all health and social care professionals navigate through and apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act for decisions regarding treatment and care. It sets out alternative decision-making approaches in the event that a person does not have mental capacity to give consent to a proposed treatment. It looks at the role of advance decisions to refuse treatment, lasting powers of attorney for health and welfare and discusses situations where the Court of Protection may need to be involved. The guide also covers advance care plans, independent mental capacity advocates, and best interest decisions.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

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