MCA and DoLS

MCA and DoLS


Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at people caring for individuals who lack the capacity to make decisions

Course Aims

To apply the Mental Capacity Act Principles into the care you provide to those with a mental health condition or living with dementia

Learning Outcomes

  • Be up to date with current statistics surrounding mental capacity
  • Know what the MCA is, why it’s important and who it affects
  • Know how to identify someone with a lack of capacity
  • Be aware of the key legislations surrounding mental capacity
  • Know the boundaries involved when caring for someone with a lack of capacity
  • Recognise how to help individuals make informed choices
  • How to risk assess a person’s choices
  • Recognise what “best interests” are and how to use the checklist provided
  • Know the 5 core principles of MCA
  • Know how and when to assess capacity
  • Be aware of the two-stage functional test for capacity
  • Be familiar with the standard authorisation process
  • Understand how to restrict and restrain in a person’s best interest
  • Know how to write Care Plans for individuals that lack capacity

Course available as

Course Length: 35 Mins

Face to Face
Course Length: 3 Hours

Contact Us

For more information, or to book any of our courses, please contact us on 01706 375578