Mental Capacity Act & Decision-Making

Target audience

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.

Entry requirement

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.

Learning outcomes

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

Booking Details:

Online: Please click ‘Apply’ against your preferred date listed below

Email: If you have any queries or are unable to complete an online form, please contact the Workforce Development Admin Team: or on 0191 277 2091.

If you are a Newcastle City Council employee you can book on any of these courses via LMS

Please see the Charging Policy as you may be charged for training.

Date Time Location  
8th Jun 2022 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now
4th Jul 2022 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now
15th Sep 2022 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now