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Course Title: Course Details:

Mental Capacity Act / Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards




  • Understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act

  • Define what is meant by Mental Capacity

  • Describe the principles of a person centred and strengths based approaches to care

  • Describe the principles of establishing Mental Capacity

  • Explain the Five core principles when determining Mental Capacity

  • Describe the steps to be taken when assessing Mental Capacity

  • Understand the carers role in record keeping related the MCA

  • Describe the principles of determining ‘Best Interest’ within the MCA

  • Describe the ‘Safeguards for staff’ within the MCA

  • Outline the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate within the MCA

  • Describe the principles of ‘limitations on restraint’ within the MCA

  • Outline the conditions which may justify restraint within the MCA

  • Describe the ‘Bournewood’ case in relation to the Human rights legislation and the MCA and the definition of restraint and loss of liberty

  • Describe the principles of ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ within the MCA

  • Describe how the MCA may influence their delivery of day to day care practices

Who is the course aimed at?


All care staff


Cost and Duration:


3 Hours £25.00 Per person or £210.00 per course

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