The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Manager

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

Target Audience

This course is for care and support service managers and senior staff who have responsibility for ensuring the service complies with legal requirements related to the customer's right to liberty and decision making.



This course aims to introduce you to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, (DOLS).  This course will explore your role and responsibilities in depth to ensure you know how to manage your service within legal requirements.  Scenarios will be used, based on recent case law, to enable you to explore the use of the best interest checklist.  This course also aims to ensure you know how the CQC monitor compliance with the Mental Capacity Act and DOLs.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and will know how to ensure your services works within the associated code of practice.  You will be familiar with the best interest checklist and how to use it.  You will also understand the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards how to make a DOLs application to the Local Authority.  You will also be aware of proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act and any implications this may have on your service.


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
  • Using 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 Health Act 2007 and Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards; what are they; when and how to make an application
  • CQC monitoring of compliance with Mental Capacity Act 2005.