Mental Capacity Act

Course Overview

Providers of social care need to comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the associated Codes of Practice. The Act and Codes set out the principles and guidance for supporting people who use services to make their own decisions+

Carers often ask what is best practice if the service user chooses to do something that may cause harm to themselves and potentially others.

The course helps define mental capacity and helps delegates understand the best course of action for service users.

The course is for everyone who looks after or cares for someone, for example, doctors, nurses, care assistants, social workers, and family members

Key Learning Points

  • What is Mental Capacity?
  • Decision making
  • Strength and person centred care
  • Best interests
  • Your role
  • Advocates
  • The IMCA



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