Why choose this course

This online training course is intended for Care and Support Workers who work in the social care field. It may also be valuable to a broader audience of people who want to learn more about the Mental Capacity Act’s essentials.

This course covers the basics of the Mental Capacity Act and the safeguards in place to prevent people in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities from being wrongfully deprived of their liberty. This course discusses the objective of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 (which went into effect in 2007) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), as well as the MCA’s five key principles and who it applies to.

This one module course delivers one CPD hour and comprehensively covers:

  • the meaning of ‘Mental Capacity’ and how it applies in practice
  • the five core principles of the Act
  • your own responsibilities with regards to the Act
  • the roles of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and the Court of Protection
  • the purpose of the DoLS and suitable restraint
  • the assessment process and action to take where concerns exist that someone is being deprived of their liberty.

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