Mental Capacity Act and D.O.L’s

Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) – Overview

The Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) course has been prepared to ensure that all staff are fully up to date with regard to the organisation’s and their own Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards responsibilities.

The course will enable students to have a greater understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and DOLS. Healthcare professionals have a legal duty to consider the MCA Code of Practice when working with people who lack the capacity to consent to care or treatment.

Duration

The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards course is run over a 1/2 day and is a theory based course.

Syllabus

Areas covered as part of this course include:

  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Legislation, Policy and Procedures
  • Lack of Capacity
  • Best Interests Principle
  • Protection for decision makers
  • Restraint issues and limits
  • Roles of people involved
  • MCA Code of Practice
  • Power of Attorney

Assessment and Certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor and on successful completion of the course, the students will be issued with a Certificate of Mental Capacity Act & DOLS Awareness.

The certificate has no expiry date, but it is recommended that students complete the course again, as a refresher annually, in order to keep up to date with changes to policies and procedures/legislation.

Numbers

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course at any one time.

Location

We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling, or at a venue convenient to you.

Cost

1/2 Day Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Awareness (up to 12 people) from £275

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