Adult Social Care training and development - Mental Capacity Act
- Learn about the people the Act concerns.
- Know what Mental Capacity is.
- Learn about the Code of Practice.
- Know the five core principles of the Act.
- Know when and how to assess capacity.
- Know how to make decisions in a person’s best interests.
- Learn about the importance of keeping good records.
- Learn what can be done within the law.
- Learn about restraint.
- Learn about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
- Learn about the Lasting Powers of Attorney.
- Learn about resolving disputes.
- Learn about the Court of Protection.
- Learn about advance decisions.
- Learn about Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs).
- Learn about the importance of research.
- Learn about children and young people who lack capacity.
- Rights to make decisions
- What you must know
- Background to the Act
- Code of Practice
- Whose work does it affect?
- What is Mental Capacity?
- Varying circumstances
- Five statutory principles
- When to assess capacity
- Asking questions
- Mental state
- Assessing capacity
- Day to day decisions
- Significant decisions
- Common law
- All practicable steps
- Clear records
- Decision makers
- Best interests
- Consultation with others
- Working within the law
- Deprivation of Liberty
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Supervisory body
- Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
- Forms of LPA
- Resolving Disputes
- The Courts
- Court Appointed Deputy
- Duties and powers
- Advance decisions to refuse treatment
- Refusing treatment
- Criminal prosecution/civil liability
- Research issues
- Protecting vulnerable adults
- Criminal offence
- Children under 16
- Young people aged 16–17
- Sharing Information
1 hours and 45 minutes
This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with vulnerable adults.