MCA & Dols Awareness including an Introduction to Liberty Protection Safeguards


This course has been designed to increase the theoretical knowledge of health and social care professionals on the up to date legal framework, code of practice and human rights that covers the patients’ capacity to make decisions, protection of their cognitive decision making process, and understanding the principles of proper care towards these vulnerable patients and clients.

How Long is the Course?

One Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Adult Social and Childrens Social Care

Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the functions of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Describe the groups that will be affected by the legislation
  • Explain the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Understand the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Understand the impact of the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards

The course covers:

  1. Core Principles of MCA 2005 (Amended 2019)
  2. Mental Capacity Assessment
  3. Best Interests
  4. Understanding Lack of Capacity and Best Interest Decision
  5. Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs)
  6. The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  7. DOLS Assessment and Code of Practice
  8. Authorisation of Deprivation of Liberty: Rules
  9. Court of Protection
  10. Advance Decisions
  11. Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs)
  12. Reporting, Documentation and Record Keeping
  13. Changes from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to Liberty Protection Safeguards
  14. The stages of the Liberty Protection Safeguards

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