Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Course overview

This course has been designed to help healthcare staff understand the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and their implementation throughout the social care and healthcare sectors.

It is suitable for new healthcare starters or as a refresher for existing healthcare staff to update their current knowledge. This course emphasises the importance of person-centred approaches to support individuals who may lack capacity to make their own decisions and how to take appropriate action and protect the welfare and freedom of choice of individuals cared for.

This Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) course will explain how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) may apply to your setting and outlines what your responsibilities are.

Classroom based training delivered at your venue.

Course content

  • What is the Mental Capacity Act?
  • The legal responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act and how to apply them in practice.
  • How to ensure individuals are supported and involved when making decisions.
  • How the provisions in the act keep people safe.
  • Assessing capacity.
  • Best Interest principles.
  • Advance decision
  • Importance of good record keeping.
  • What is Deprivation of Liberty?
  • How the Safeguards impact on individuals and those supporting them
  • How Deprivation of Liberties assessments carried out

Duration 3 hours

Max number of learners N/A

Cost РPlease contact us to request a quote