Mental Capacity Act training for professionals working with children, young people and their families - Virtual

Date & Time:

Tuesday 16 July 2019 (9:30 - 16:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA



Group Level 2 (in regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals


The aim of this course is to give participants an overall understanding of how the MCA applies to their day to-day work settings. The focus is on the ability (i.e. “mental capacity”) of adults to make informed decisions in relation to their children and how the MCA relates to young people aged 16 and 17.


By the end of the course, attendees will be able to;


  • Explain why and how the Act was introduced
  • Have memorised the 5 principles of the Act’s Code of Practice
  • Be able to define what the Act means by “capacity”
  • Understand how to assess whether someone does or does not have capacity
  • Know that the Act has introduced a new criminal offence of “ill-treatment or wilful neglect”
  • Know how the Act protects workers from being prosecuted, and service users from being abused
  • Be able to describe the purpose of an Advance Decision and of a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Be able to list the functions and powers of the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian
  • Understand the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)
  • Understand the importance of record keeping to support all decisions
  • Have explored some case law examples that have been heard in the Court of Protection, particularly ones relating to anyone aged 16+ who may lack the capacity to consent to sex, or have a child, or care for a child
  • Understand how issues of capacity to consent affect young people aged 16 and 17
Sector LimitAvailable
Education - CognusNo Limit
Education - Early YearsNo Limit
Education - OtherNo Limit
Education - Schools/CollegesNo Limit
Foster Carer0
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age DisabilitesNo Limit
LBS OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of Service0
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality0
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning GroupNo Limit
NHS - Community ServicesNo Limit
NHS - HospitalNo Limit
NHS - OtherNo Limit
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - Other0
Private - Residential Home0
Sutton Housing Partnership0


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


St Thomas Training

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)