Mental Capacity Act Training

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 allows restraint and restrictions to be used – but only if they are in a person's best interests, extra safeguards are needed if the restrictions and restraint used will deprive a person of their liberty. These are called the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This training course aims to increase your knowledge of DoLS on the front line

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) is also designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. Although the Act came in to force 2005, knowledge and understanding remain patchy and sadly concerns about the treatment of people who lack capacity continue to arise. This has been highlighted through CQC monitoring reports 2014/15 and they state they will continue to monitor through their inspections. For those wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in providing care in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, this training aims to address this.  Our one-day course with an experienced Mental Health Practitioner will provide you with a basic working knowledge of the legislation & policy and what it means for you in practice for your job role. It will also discuss how people make decisions when someone lacks capacity and how this links to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS.)

The following will also be discussed during the training course: 

  • Policies and procedures relating to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards;
  • An overview of case law;
  • The role of the Managing Authority and Supervisory body;
  • Assessment and authorisation processes;
  • Application of conditions;
  • Reporting, challenging, and the role of the IMCA during the assessment process.


If you would like more information about this course please contact us on 01282 614888




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