Mental Capacity & the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Half-Day Session
Theory & Scenario-Based Group Work

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory and quality framework to protect some of the most vulnerable people in society. It makes it clear who can take decisions, in what situations and how they should go about this in respect of people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves.

When delivering person-centred care, it is vital to provide choices. A person’s decision-making skills may be affected when their mental capacity is diminished. It is vital that health and social care professionals are equipped to deal appropriately with any issues surrounding mental capacity.

This course offers the practical knowledge and skills to appropriately support those with varying levels of diminished mental capacity.

Course Content: 

  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • What constitutes someone lacking mental capacity?
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Power of attorney 
  • Advance directives and living wills 
  • Best interests 
  • The court of protection

£350 +vat


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