This brand new Introductory Mental Capacity Act & DoLS training course is taught by an experienced mental capacity solicitor and trainer who is an Accredited Practitioner under the Law Society’s Mental Capacity Welfare Scheme. She has over 10 years’ experience acting for patients, relatives and statutory advocates and delivering practical training to professionals.
The programme will provide an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) for frontline staff in care, health and related services. The course will teach delegates what is meant by mental capacity and the five core principles of the Act. It will include consideration of the MCA Code of Practice, key case law and statutory guidance relevant to the daily understanding of the principles underlying the Act. This will be reinforced through the discussion of scenarios and practical exercises.
The course will also feature the overriding best interests’ principle, including discussion of the statutory components and the best interests’ framework under the MCA.
The training will be interactive with opportunities for delegates to discuss case-studies in small groups, feedback to the larger group and share their practical experiences of implementing the MCA.
The course is suitable for all levels of care staff and its focus will be upon equipping delegates to identify and understand the complexities of mental capacity law, with a view to enhancing service delivery to service users.
The course content will include the following:
By the end of the course delegates will: