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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for Managers – Cohort 1

24 June - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fully funded

Course description

This course covers the essential elements contained within the Mental Capacity Act, including:
• the core principles of the MCA
• assessing capacity
• learning who can make decisions
• lasting power of attorney and advance decisions
• independent mental capacity advocates
• ‘best interests’ decisions
• authority for action, restraint
• DoLS (Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards)
• Useful resources

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners will be able to:
• Identify their legal responsibilities under the MCA
• Apply MCA principles when managing care services
• Explore roles and responsibilities for making decisions under the MCA
• Recall how to use a framework for supporting and involving people when making decisions

Requirements and expectations

Learners will be expected to be engaged in learning, participate in all activities including group discussions, share their own experiences of working in the care sector, whilst respecting confidentiality, and to share best practice examples

Delegates will have completed E-Learning or have attended an introductory course.

A Onefile (e-portfolio) profile will be created on the learners behalf to support them in the completion of their course

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1 out of 15 available Standard Please note: If the course you are attending is on more than one date, all dates must be attended. Registration is 10 minutes before the start time. Delegates who are more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted into the training and a cost will be incurred.

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24 June
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fully funded
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Aimed at:
Deputy staff, Managers, Registered Nurses
Service User focus:
Dementia, Elderly, Learning Disability, Autism, Drug misuse
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice