Mental Capacity is a term that is used to describe a person’s ability to be able to make decisions for themselves and to be able to understand what those decisions will mean for them.
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower those who may lack the capacity to make their own decisions about their care and/or treatment. It also sets out a range of ways by which people can plan for a time when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) ensures that people are protected if they can’t consent to their care arrangements in a care home or hospital and they are deprived of their liberty.
Modules you will cover in this An Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards online training.
- Mental Capacity - In this an introduction to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards you will look at what mental capacity means and the reasons that incapacity might happen, legislation, including powers and bodies that underpin mental capacity and mental capacity assessment.
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - In this an introduction to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards you will look at Deprivation of liberty, legislation, when a person’s liberty may be deprived, Urgent Authorisation, and assessments.
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This course is for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge around The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).
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