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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Awareness

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Safeguarding and Legal

Course overview

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) – Awareness
This course has been developed as a refresher for learners who have already completed a full day of MCA and DoLS training, or for those that need an introduction. It will provide learners with an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and explores how this will support them to support decisions made by Service Users on a day to day basis. This course is aimed at all staff working within Health and Social Care services.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Scenarios, Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009
And the following QCF unit:
Contribute to Support of Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals

Course content

What is the Mental Capacity Act?
Who is affected by the Act? Staff and Service Users
What is mental capacity?
The five core principles
What is lack of capacity?
Assessment of capacity
Helping people make a decision
Record keeping
The Law
Adult protection
Reflection of previous practice

Learning outcomes

State what the Mental Capacity Act is
Explain who is affected by the Act
List the five core principles
Explain what is lack of capacity
Describe how assessment of capacity takes place


3 hours

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