Mental Capacity Awareness and an Introduction to Deprivation of Liberty

Presented by St Thomas Training

1 day course

£35 per participant*




This course provides managers with the knowledge and skills to assess mental capacity. You will also be introduced to the PaCT resources available to support assessment.

This course will enable you to:

  • Explain the link between the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Human Rights Act (1998) and the requirements upon public bodies and care providers to offer services in a way that supports adult autonomy and encourages positive risk taking
  • Describe how to apply the 5 Statutory Principles (Section 1) of the MCA (2005) in practice; including how to apply and evidence the legal test for capacity (Sections 2 and 3), and how to determine best interests according to the MCA checklist (Section 4)
  • Identify how to provide evidence of MCA decision making in a way that is sufficient and proportionate
  • Outline the MCA provision for future planning; including the powers and limitations of a) Powers of Attorney, b) Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatments and c) Court Appointed Deputies
  • Identify a Deprivation of Liberty and know how authorisation is obtained under schedule A1 (DoLS) or from the Court of Protection under Section 16 of the Act (Community DoL)

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Making Connections

This course will support managers to understand the links between good communication and the use of restrictive practices when discussing safeguarding, choice/control and risk management.

This course will enable you to:

  • Explain the need to demonstrate empathy, taking into account the needs and feelings of others in your communication
  • Explain the importance of ‘active listening’ when relating to people who need care and support, carers, relatives, staff and other people with whom you work
  • Explain how different forms of communication can benefit the delivery of different types of information in different settings
  • Explain how communication can be made accessible for a range of different needs
  • Explain the importance of effective reporting and recording systems in supporting individuals to achieve positive outcomes
  • Explain how to meet an individual’s needs with dignity and respect in a way that minimises the risk of harm to the person being supported and the person implementing the intervention
  • Explain definitions of restraint and when it should be used, including the issues of ‘hidden restraint’
  • Identify potential situations where restraint might be used acknowledging that it should only be used only in proportion to the risk of harm and wherever possible should be a last resort
Pricing information

Prices displayed on the PaCT website are for Hampshire based adult social care providers only. As part of Hampshire County Council’s commitment to improving the local marketplace, prices for Hampshire based services are subsidised.

If your organisation is based out of Hampshire, the booking system will show the full price that you will pay.

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