Staff who have a responsibility for applying the Mental Capacity Act – decision-makers and their line managers. This may include: Social Workers (Adults and Children’s), District Nurses, Police Officers, RGN’s, RMN’s, Ward Sister’s, Probation Officers, GP’s, Home Managers, Team Leaders, Team Managers, Welfare Rights Officers, Care Co-ordinators, Housing Officers, IMCA’s, Paid Relevant Person’s Representatives, Advocates.
No entry requirements. Participants should attend the Basic Awareness or the Decision-Making training, NOT BOTH
Aim of the session
To provide in-depth knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and provide practical skills in order to undertake a capacity assessment and best interest decision.
This course will provide staff with an understanding of:
- The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act
- Decision specific assessments
- The role of the decision-maker
- The capacity assessment framework and best interest checklist
- The interface between MCA and other legislation
- Working with the IMCA service
- Implementing the MCA and supporting staff
- The wider implications of MCA and DoLS implementation.
- Planning a capacity assessment
- Planning a best interest decision
Online: Please click ‘Apply’ against your preferred date listed below
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