This one-day course is for qualified professionals and practitioners, and managers of health and social care services who need to have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how to apply the key features of the Mental Capacity Act to their practice.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Describe the 5 principles of the Act and give examples of how they would apply each of these
- Consider how to effectively support people to make decisions
- Explain the process for carrying out assessments of capacity
- Describe their roles and responsibilities in making best interest decisions when people lack capacity
- Effectively record the assessment and decision-making processes
- Identify how people can plan for future care and treatment, including advance decisions, and describe the roles of the Court of Protection, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court Appointed Deputies
- Describe the role and responsibilities of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Service.
Qualified professionals and practitioners, and managers of health and social care services