Assessing Capacity

Presented by Making Connections

1 day course

£35 per participant*

Course code: PACT0921




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)

Presented and administered by

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Making Connections

Sam Manning

Sam Manning

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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