Mental Capacity Act – Level 1

Course Overview:

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) came into force in Oct 2007. It provides a coherent legal framework for people who may not be able to make their own decisions because of a learning disability, an illness such as dementia or mental health problems. This session will provide you with a working knowledge of the existing legal framework for protecting adults.

Course Aims:

  • What is the Mental Capacity Act & why do we need it?
  • The Five Key Principles (What is it founded upon)
  • Triggers & How to assess capacity & what happens if capacity is lacking?
  • Best Interests & Acting Lawfully
  • Restraint & Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • How it links into Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court Appointed Deputies, Advanced Decisions, Court of Protection & The Office of the Public Guardian
  • New criminal offences of ill-treatment & wilful neglect

Cost of course:

Member: £20.00
Non-Member: £45.00

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