Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The primary purpose of the Mental Capacity Act is to promote and safeguard decision-making within a legal framework. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards is the procedure prescribed in law when it is necessary to deprive of their liberty a resident or patient who lacks capacity to consent to their care and treatment in order to keep them safe from harm.
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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Training Course

The primary purpose of the Mental Capacity Act is to promote and safeguard decision-making within a legal framework. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards is the procedure prescribed in law when it is necessary to deprive of their liberty a resident or patient who lacks capacity to consent to their care and treatment in order to keep them safe from harm.

This course will help delegates understand the key principles of the MCA, the factors affecting mental capacity, and how to test whether an individual can be deemed to have mental capacity. It explores the concepts of consent and “best interests.” Delegates will learn when and how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards apply and what the requirements are for DOLS to be authorised.

– Please note that as of 1st October 2020, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards is being replaced by a new system and will be delivered as Liberty Protection Safeguards.

What does this course cover?

The course covers the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act, the factors affecting mental capacity, and how to test whether an individual can be deemed to have mental capacity. It explores the concepts of consent and “best interests.”  Delegates will learn when and how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards apply and what the requirements are for DOLS to be authorised. The course will also explore the new Liberty Protection Safeguards and explore key concepts relating to the new LPS system.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those working with individuals to whom the Mental Capacity Act 2005 may apply and explores key concepts around the MCA and the new LPS system.  It is ideal and essential training for those working as key, social and care workers, and beneficial for all those who work with people with a reduced or impaired mental capacity.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Understand their legal position when making decisions on behalf of others
  • Know how to decide if people have “mental capacity”
  • Identify the people who may be covered by the Mental Capacity Act
  • Understand how to act in a person’s “best interests” and what is required to gain a valid consent
  • Understand the importance of accurate record keeping
  • Know how to fulfil the “Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards”

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We cover the whole of the UK.

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