Introduction to Mental Capacity Act (MCA) training course
Explore the Mental Capacity Act with this expert-led, CPD-accredited training course.
- the importance of the MCA and who it helps
- the five core principles
- how to assess capacity to make decisions
- ways to make decisions in a person’s best interests
- how to help people plan for the future
- DoLS (Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards) - now and in the future.
Attendees will gain awareness and understanding of the legal responsibilities and principles of the Mental Capacity Act. They will:
- know how to apply MCA principles in their everyday work
- reflect on how best to provide care and support to people
- establish a framework for supporting and involving people in making decisions
- recognise how the MCA and Code of Practice keeps people safe
- understand how it supports human rights and helps decision making.
Who should attend?
Front-line staff and team leaders in care, health and related services.
Mental Capacity Act – An introduction course is delivered over one day.
CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/17
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This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements.
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Study our introduction to the Mental Capacity Act course as an online e-learning course.