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- Define and discuss what the term mental capacity means
- Discuss and state who is affected by the Act and how consent is gained
- Discuss and evaluate the five core principles of the Act
- Explain how mental capacity is assessed
- Discuss the role of the Court of Protection
- Define the term Deprivation of Liberty
- Discuss Safeguards including risk assessments
- Discuss the assessment and authorisation process under Deprivation of Liberty
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Where Do You Deliver The Mental Capacity Act & DoLS Training?
We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. We also have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. Also, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom.
Who Is This Mental Capacity Act & DoLS Training For?
This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.
How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?
We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.
Who Will Conduct The Training?
One of our expert tutors. These are all care workers with an abundance of first hand care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.
Mental Capacity Act and DoLS Training
The Mental Capacity Act & DoLS training course targets individuals who bear a duty of care towards vulnerable adults.
The course will teach delegates the meaning of mental capacity and the five core principles of the Act.
The course is suitable for all levels of care staff.
In addition, we offer a course specifically aimed at managers and their additional responsibilities – please click here to view.
Course Outline: Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and DoLS Training
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) training will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to navigate complex decision-making scenarios, protect individuals’ rights, and ensure their well-being.
Define and discuss what the term mental capacity means:
- Understand the concept of mental capacity and its relevance in decision-making processes.
- Explore how factors that can impact mental capacity are assessed.
Discuss and state who is affected by the Act and how consent is gained:
- Identify the individuals and groups covered by the Mental Capacity Act.
- Explore the importance of obtaining informed consent and the legal requirements surrounding consent.
Discuss and evaluate the five core principles of the Act:
- Examine the principles of autonomy, presumption of capacity, best interests, least restrictive intervention, and the right to support and representation.
- Evaluate how these principles guide decision-making and promote the rights of individuals.
Explain how mental capacity is assessed:
- Learn about the process of assessing mental capacity, including the criteria and considerations involved.
- Understand the role of healthcare professionals and other relevant parties in conducting capacity assessments.
Discuss the role of the Court of Protection:
- Explore the purpose and functions of the Court of Protection in relation to mental capacity issues.
- Understand when and how the Court of Protection becomes involved in decision-making processes.
Define the term Deprivation of Liberty:
- Define and understand what constitutes a deprivation of liberty under the legal framework.
- Explore scenarios where Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) may be applied.
Discuss safeguards including risk assessments:
- Learn about the importance of safeguards in protecting individuals’ rights and well-being.
- Explore the role of risk assessments in balancing autonomy and safety within the context of mental capacity.
Discuss the assessment and authorization process under Deprivation of Liberty:
- Understand the assessment process for authorizing Deprivation of Liberty and the involvement of relevant professionals and authorities.
- Explore the criteria and considerations for determining the necessity and proportionality of the deprivation.
By enrolling in the Mental Capacity Act & DoLS Training, attendees can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles, assessments, legal frameworks, and safeguards related to mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty.
Course Duration: 3 hours
Level: Level 2 Certification
Who is the MCA and DoLS Level 2 certification suitable for?
The MCA and DoLS Level 2 certification is suitable for individuals who have a professional role or responsibility for supporting individuals with mental capacity issues and implementing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
Ultimately, this certification empowers professionals to provide person-centered care, make informed decisions, and ensure compliance with legal requirements when supporting individuals with mental capacity issues and implementing the DoLS.
What is MCA and Dols?
The MCA (Mental Capacity Act) and DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) help protect people who may have difficulty making decisions for themselves. The training ensures that essential rules and principles are imparted to respect their rights. It’s important for professionals in healthcare and social care to understand and follow these guidelines.
What are the two (2) types of DoLS?
There are two types of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS): Standard Authorizations and Urgent Authorizations. Standard Authorizations and Urgent Authorizations methods are in place to make sure that people who can’t make decisions for themselves are protected and not kept somewhere against their will. In addition, the authorities use Standard Authorizations when they plan things in advance, and they use Urgent Authorizations in emergency situations. Furthermore, these rules guarantee the safety of individuals and ensure the protection of their rights.
What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and How Does it Protect People?
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a special law in the UK that helps protect and support people who may have difficulty making decisions on their own. It helps them stay safe and ensures their rights are respected. The Act helps with things like medical choices, money matters, and other important decisions. It has rules and steps to make sure that decisions are made in the best interests of the person who may need help. The Act is there to make sure everyone is treated fairly and with respect, so that everyone can have a voice and be heard.
Examples of DoLS?
An example of DoLS is when a special place, like a care home, keeps someone safe by limiting where they can go. This is done to protect them, especially if they have problems with their memory, like forgetting where they are or getting lost. There are rules in place to make sure the person’s rights are respected and that they are treated well.
Another example of DoLS is when a person needs extra help and support to make decisions about their own money. They might have someone called a “money guardian” who helps them manage their finances and makes sure their money is used in the best way possible.
It’s like having a trusted friend or superhero who looks out for their money and makes sure it is used wisely. This helps the person feel secure and ensures that their money is protected and used for their benefit.
Course Summary: MCA and DoLs Training
The Mental Capacity Act & DoLS Training will help you understand important rules and principles. You will learn about the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This training will teach you how to assess mental capacity, get informed consent, and promote people’s rights to make decisions.
With this training, you can make a difference by following the rules, keeping people safe, and respecting their rights. It will help you provide better care and support to those who need it.
Learning Outcomes on MCA:
Upon completion of the Mental Capacity Act & DoLS Training, attendees will:
- Gain a clear understanding of the concept of mental capacity and its implications in decision-making processes.
- Understand who is affected by the Mental Capacity Act and the importance of obtaining valid consent.
- Evaluate and apply the five core principles of the Act to ensure decision-making is in the best interests of individuals.
- Develop the knowledge and skills to assess mental capacity effectively and make informed decisions accordingly.
- Recognize the role and responsibilities of the Court of Protection in safeguarding individuals’ rights.
- Define and comprehend the concept of Deprivation of Liberty and its implications.
- Apply appropriate safeguards, including conducting risk assessments, to protect individuals’ rights and well-being.
- Understand the assessment and authorization process under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
- Acquire the confidence and competence to navigate complex decision-making scenarios and uphold the rights of individuals with impaired capacity.