MCA – Learning Disability

This course is for front line staff working with people who have a learning disability. It is interactive and practical and supports staff to use the MCA in their day-to-day practice.

It can be delivered in-house for best value.

The course covers:

  • A brief overview and recap on the Mental Capacity Act
  • What are the Act’s 5 principles and what do they mean in practice?  How are the principles significant in terms of providing day to day care and support?
  •  What is mental capacity and how do you know if someone has or lacks capacity to make a particular decision? What does this mean in practice? Who assesses capacity and when? What should be recorded? Practical examples, case studies and discussion.
  • Supporting someone with a learning disability to make a decision. The importance of providing support that helps a person to make their own decisions and choices.  Practical examples, case studies and discussion.
  • Best Interests Decision Making. What is the best interests checklist?  When might it be necessary to make a best interests decision on behalf of another individual and who makes the decision? Practical examples, case studies and discussion.
  • Relevant case law.
  • Case Studies.
What do people who have completed the training say?

“Very helpful course.  Trainers very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to.”

“Thank you – very informative day.”

“I obtained a greater knowledge and understanding.”

“I found it all useful.”

“The depth of information and discussion was very useful.”

“Very good, extremely useful (all aspects). Well delivered – all our questions were answered.

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