Mental Capacity Act (2005)

Half Day Course

Mental Capacity Act poster

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the accompanying Codes of Practice give clear guidance to care home providers on the principle and practice that must underpin the care of persons who may lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.

Additionally, the Act gives care homes specific legal duties (as ‘Managing Authorities’) in relation to persons who may need to be deprived of their liberty where this is in their best interests.

This course is for care staff, care assistants and support workers.

Learning Outcomes

MCA documentBy the end of this session participants will:
  • Understand the background and development and legal context of MCA
  • Clarify the issues of mental capacity, decision-making, rights and risks
  • Understand the 5 statutory principles
  • Have an overview of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards