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.
“Very helpful course. Trainers very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to.”
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“I obtained a greater knowledge and understanding.”
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“The depth of information and discussion was very useful.”
“Very good, extremely useful (all aspects). Well delivered – all our questions were answered.