Mental Capacity Act - In Practice

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.

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

Format Video-based eLearning
Course Duration   
40 Minutes approximately
Course Content 10 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate
Consultant Janet Badger, Social Care Consultant, Advocacyworld
 Standards   England

Care Certificate Standard 9

NOS: MH14.2013

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


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


National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC's Induction Standards

References The Care Certificate, AWIFHSC

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