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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Refresher

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

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide learners with an update of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. It will help challenge staff in the way they think around what could be seen as a deprivation of liberty and making sure there are adequate safeguards in place. This will support them to inform and involve an individual they support to make decisions about their lives. This course will explore how this act will affect them and their practice and the individuals that they support.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Scenarios, case studies, group discussions and small group activities.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009
And the following QCF unit:
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Course content

What is mental capacity?
The five core principles
What is lack of capacity?
Assessment of capacity
Record keeping and handling information
Safeguarding and protection
Reflection of previous practice
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
What could been seen as a deprivation?
Supreme Court Ruling
Documentation you need to have in place
Submitting an Authorisation/Urgent Authorisation
Reviewing practice/keeping up to date 

Learning outcomes

List ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse in relation to decision making 
State the five core principles 
Describe the process to assess capacity 
Explain what a deprivation of Liberty could be 
State the Acid Test – under the supreme court ruling 
Demonstrate how to complete authorisation/urgent authorisation 
State how to keep practice up to date  


3 hours

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