Mental Capacity Act advanced (2 Half Days)

Date & Time:

Friday 12 February 2021 (9:30 - 12:30)
Friday 19 February 2021 (9:30 - 12:30)

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Target Group:

Adult Social Care staff within the London Borough of Sutton and Private, Independent and voluntary (PVI)  sector supporting Sutton residents in residential care, nursing care, home care, Personal Assistants, and supported living

Staff Groups B, C, D, and E as per the Bournemouth University National Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework. 

Level 3 staff and above (ref: NHS Intercollegiate document 2018 - Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies For Healthcare Staff): Registered health care staff who engage in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns (as appropriate to role)

Course Overview:

This course aims to enable participants to build on their understanding of the  Mental Capacity Act and how they can make sure it is properly implemented in their own work settings.

Please note this is a 2 half days course and both half days is required.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will have: 

  • Gained the skill to effectively undertake a Mental Capacity Act assessment
  • Refreshed their knowledge of the provisions of the Act
  • Explored how the 2014 House of Lords report on the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act should affect their own workplaces
  • Gained knowledge on links between the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding Adults and the Human Rights Act
  • Reviewed and discussed various cases which have come before the Court of Protection
  • Gained the understanding on how to apply the judgments of the Court of Protection to similar cases that have arisen, or might arise, in their own work settings 
  • Gained experience on carrying out capacity assessments, using the appropriate organisational paperwork and procedures 
  • Gained an awareness of best interest decisions 
  • Explored how to make a referral to the IMCA service using the appropriate organisational paperwork and procedures.
  • Gained the understanding on the importance of keeping accurate and appropriate records in relation to all aspects of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Discussed issues of particular relevance to managers, supervisors and experienced front-line staff in provider settings in relation to the Mental Capacity Act
  • Gained confidence to apply their knowledge to everyday situations that they may face at work

Special instructions:

Advanced level, participants must have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and attended a MCA Awareness Course

The Zoom link to access the session will be provided one or two days prior to the event.

Please note that Zoom does not work with Internet Explorer or Safari and there will be issues with sound or video. An up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome or if you have a windows-based laptop, you can find Microsoft Edge by typing it into the search in the start bar.   All LBS staff are set up with compatible Google Chrome laptops.  


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