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Mental Capacity Act - In Practice

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects everybody who works in care.

This title will give care workers the understanding of what the Mental Capacity Act is and more importantly, how they can apply it to their everyday working practices. This resource is an essential addition to your training library.

At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Explain the five principles from the Mental Capacity Act,
  • Demonstrate examples putting the five principles into practice,
  • Know how to use these principles in their work,
  • Show you how to make a capacity assessment,
  • Understand how to make a best interests decision.

 

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects everybody who works in care.

This title will give care workers the understanding of what the Mental Capacity Act is and more importantly, how they can apply it to their everyday working practices. This resource is an essential addition to your training library.

At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Explain the five principles from the Mental Capacity Act,
  • Demonstrate examples putting the five principles into practice,
  • Know how to use these principles in their work,
  • Show you how to make a capacity assessment,
  • Understand how to make a best interests decision.

 

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Toby Williamson, Mental Capacity Act
Toby Williamson
Independent Consultant Specialising in Adults and Older Adult’s Mental Health and Mental Capacity.

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“Provides valuable information in assessing an individuals mental capacity and what steps to take in the persons best interests.”
 
Dianne Pirie – Combe Domiciliary Care

Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Mental Capacity Act – In Practice.

10 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate

Subjects covered include:

  • Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act
  • How does the Mental Capacity Act affect our day to day work
  • The 5 Mental Capacity Act principles
  • Principle 1 – Presuming Capacity
  • Principle 2 – Supporting people to make their own choices
  • Principle 3 – An unwise decision is still a decision
  • Principle 4 – How do we act in someone´s best interest
  • Principle 5 – Choosing the least restrictive option
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – DOLS
  • Making capacity Assessments
  • Putting it all together
  • The broader legal context
  • Conclusion
On average this online course should take around 40 minutes.

England

Care Certificate Standard 9

NOS: MH14.2013

RQF: TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Wales

All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 1, 2 & 3

Scotland

National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC’s Induction Standards

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Toby Williamson
Independent Consultant Specialising in Adults and Older Adult’s Mental Health and Mental Capacity
 

Toby works in the fields of adult and older people’s mental health, dementia, mental capacity and safeguarding. As a consultant he has done social research, education, training, policy work and organisational development for a range of organisations including the Alzheimer’s Society, Brent Museum & Archives, Centre for Mental Health, Dementia UK, Independent Age, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, Race Equality Foundation, Skills for Care, the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the University of West London.

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