The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It is a law that applies to individuals aged 16 and over.
Someone can lack capacity to make some decisions (for example, to decide on complex financial issues) but still have the capacity to make other decisions (for example, to decide what items to buy at the local shop).
This theory course presents the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in a format that is both easy to digest and apply to the work environment
The aims of this training course are for learners to understand;
Understand the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards