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This one day course aims to enable delegates to consider the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to cases of self-neglect through Safeguarding Adults procedures.

Who is Self-neglect and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 aimed at?

Adult Social care staff

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:-

  • Have improved knowledge and application of robust assessments of capacity in relation to self-neglect safeguarding adults cases
  • Understand the role of the local authority within the Care Act Safeguarding Regulations
  • Be able to identify the legal aspects of the MCA that have particular importance in safeguarding and consider the role and use of the Court of Protection
  • Be able to consider how to use the MCA to respond to cases of self-neglect and identify and carry out best practice in the application of the Act


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