Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for Managers

Course Description

The Mental Capacity Act (M.C.A.) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (D.o.L.S.)
This course offers managers and senior staff a more detailed overview of MCA and DoLS with scenarios and points to illustrate how to navigate and understand these complex pieces of legislation.

Course Topics

  • What is meant by capacity and incapacity
  • Apply the 5 core principles to day to day work
  • The ways in which a person might be helped to make a decision
  • Identify who can be a decision-maker
  • Use the 2-stage test and the four questions to assess capacity
  • Describe any records that might need to be kept
  • Compete a capacity assessment form
  • Making decisions when someone lacks capacity
  • How and when to use ‘best interests’
  • What is meant by ‘least restrictive’ measure
  • Relate the MCA to safeguarding vulnerable adults issues
  • How the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) relate to the MCA
  • Why the DoLS are necessary
  • What would constitute a Deprivation of Liberty
  • The DoLS process and who to contact for advice
  • What to do if you feel someone is being deprived of their liberty without authorisation
  • The responsibilities of all involved in the application process

CPD Learning Hours:  6 Hours

Recommended Audience: 
This course is recommended for people who work in the care sector

For a fixed fee of £599.99+VAT we can provide this course at your workplace for 12 candidates

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Please contact us and we can discuss either scheduling a group session at your workplace, or let you know when this course is next going to run as a scheduled session.


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