Explore the Mental Capacity Act with this expert-led, CPD-accredited training course.
Our introductory course provides an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) for frontline staff in care, health and related services.
- 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.
The length of the training is one full day, however SCIE trainers can deliver it over two half-days to suit your organisation’s needs.
CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/01.
Book on an in-house course
This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 16 delegates (for online delivery) and 20 delegates (for face-to-face delivery at your premises). The course can be adapted to your organisation’s CPD requirements.