The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 

Key Information:  
Dates: Please contact us
Venue: North London Business Park or purchasing organisation's own venue
Duration: Half day

Target Audience

This course is for anyone working directly with customers in any service setting.

Aims

This course aims to introduce the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and to ensure you know how to work within legal requirements.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and will know how to ensure you are working within the associated code of practice.  You will also know what the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are and when it may be necessary to deprive a customer of their liberty.

 

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • What 'lacking capacity' means
  • The five statutory principles behind the Mental Capacity Act
  • How to make sure that people are given the right help to make decisions
  • 2 stage test for assessing Capacity
  • The 'best interests' checklist
  • The role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, the Court of Protection and Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Links between the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act 2007
  • What deprivation of liberty means
  • How Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are used