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Mental Capacity Act


This informative and challenging course works to deliver an intricate understanding of the complex area surrounding the Mental Capacity Act in the UK. Through the core principles of decision making and 'best interest' practice, we look at who the act affects and how this impacts your responsibilities as a worker. 

Our aim is to help with the understanding and increase long-lasting awareness of the course through meaningful discussions on capacity assessments, lasting and enduring powers of attorney as well as deprivation of liberty and what this may mean in your workplace.

Who should attend:

Anyone who would like an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and how it affects their role as a worker. The course will explain the legislation in a clear, easy to digest format using case studies and examples to support delegates learning.

The course will cover:

  • Who does the act affect?
  • Mental capacity defined
  • Core principles of the act
  • Capacity assessments
  • Examples of help that may aid a person to make their own decisions
  • Deprivation of liberty
  • Lasting & enduring powers of attorney
  • Summary & practical actions required in the workplace

Course duration and assessment:

This training course is delivered over the course of half a day and concludes with a written assessment of knowledge.

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