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Mental Capacity Act 2005: An Introduction

Venue
East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House), St Mary's House, St Leonard's Road
venue
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (ASCT@eastsussex.gov.uk)
Target Audience
Assessment & Care Management / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector
target audience
Course Types
Course
Course categories
Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Subject
Mental Capacity Act
Course description

This course is suitable for any staff working with clients who have or may develop issues with capacity to make decisions (e.g. clients with dementia /learning disability/alcohol abuse/drug abuse etc.).


The course provides an overview of the Act covering assessing capacity, making best interest decisions, lasting powers of attorney, IMCAs and advanced decisions.


Training objectives

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect vulnerable people who are not able to make their own decisions. It makes it clear who can make decisions, in which situation and how they should go about this. This session aims to help staff develop their understanding of this significant piece of legislation and begin to consider the impact of the act on their service and their own practice.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session it is anticipated staff will be familiar with the 5 key principles that underpin this legislation; assessing capacity, making best interest decisions, lasting powers of attorney, IMCAs and advanced decisions.


 


 


 

Additional Information
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Start Date
Wednesday 13 November 2019
End Date
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Closing Date
Sunday 10 November 2019
Times
09:30 - 12:30
Maximum Places
25 
Cost
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Number of Sessions
1