6 hours teaching (7 Hour day to include breaks).
Our MCA & DoLS course is the perfect option for participants working with individuals who lack capacity to make certain decisions for themselves. Covering up-to-date legislation, policies and procedures, participants will learn what is meant by “Best Interest” and the principles that need to be applied when making decisions on behalf of a supported individual. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact caused by “Best Interest” decisions, who should be involved in such decisions, and when to apply appropriate restraint to safeguard individuals who lack capacity.
To gain full understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding.
To learn about the legislation, policies and guidelines governing MCA and DoLS.
To recognise what we mean by “Best Interest” and the five key principles that must be applied when making “Best Interest” decisions.
To effectively conduct capacity assessments, including when they are required and who is involved in the assessment process.
To identify why an individual may lack capacity, for what decisions they may lack capacity for, and whether lack of capacity is temporary or permanent.
To appreciate the social, physical and mental impact caused by a lack of capacity, and to consider how lack of capacity may affect our own lives.
To better communicate with individuals lacking capacity and what actions can be taken to put them at the centre of the decision-making process.
To understand laws surrounding restraint, when restraint may be required, and what degree of restraint is appropriate.