Mental Capacity Act Assessment & Decision Making
A one-day training session (may also be run as a half day) to enable participants to build on their understanding of the Act and how they can make sure it is properly implemented in their wok settings.
Who is the course aimed at?
Anyone working in a health and/or social care setting who already has a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act ideally they will all have attended basic awareness training beforehand.
How long is the course?
What will you learn?
– Have received a basic reminder of the provisions of the Act
– Be able to make links between the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding Adults
– Have reviewed and discussed various cases which have come before the Court of Protection
– Be able to apply the judgments of the Court of Protection to similar cases that have arisen, or might arise, in their own work settings
– Have practiced carrying out capacity assessments, using the appropriate organisational paperwork and procedures
– Have practiced making best interests decisions using the appropriate organisational paperwork and procedures
– Have practiced making referral to the IMCA service using the appropriate organisational paperwork and procedures
– Understand the importance of keeping accurate and appropriate records in relation to all aspects of the Mental Capacity Act
– Be able to apply all of their knowledge to everyday situations that they may face at work
“The course was brilliant, very down to earth & put in simple, understandable terms”