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Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Aims

To introduce learners to the mental capacity act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard.

Outcomes

At the end of the session the learner will be able to:

  •  Understand what mental capacity is and how to act can help people who lack capacity
  •  Understand what deprivation of liberty is and how deprivation of liberty safeguards can help people who lack capacity.

Duration:    3 hours

Course content:

  •  What is mental capacity?
  •  What does the mental capacity act tell us?
  •  What is not covered by the act?
  •  What is best interests?
  •  How to assess capacity
  •  What is deprivation of liberty?
  •  Why do we need safeguards?
  •  When can safeguards be used?
  •  The code of practice

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