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Mental Capacity Act Awareness training

There are places available on the Mental Capacity Act Awareness training which has been put on through regional Welsh Government funding provided by Edge Training.

Please book your places by email pwbotu(at)powys.gov.uk

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

This half day course aims to enable participants to have an awareness of the Mental Capacity 2005 and to be able to apply it to their everyday practice with service users.

Learning outcomes 

  • Understand the key rules and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Explain how their working practices will be affected by using the Mental Capacity Act
  • Illustrate the skills needed to assess capacity of a client they are working with
  • Demonstrate practical application of the Act

The course will include the following key topics:

  • Adults: consent and the Mental Capacity Act
  • Overview of the Act – who, when, where and why?
  • The principles of the Act
  • How the Act works – capacity > best interest > restraint > DoLS
  • When and why to use the Act?
  • Assessing mental capacity -  the four point assessment - detail
  • Case study  – the Act in general use
  • Best Interests – why and how
  • Practice issues – locked doors, personal care, covert medication, escorted out
  • Covid-19 – consent and the MCA in practice
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Mental Capacity Act Awareness training

There are places available on the Mental Capacity Act Awareness training which has been put on through regional Welsh Government funding provided by Edge Training.

Please book your places by email pwbotu(at)powys.gov.uk

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

This half day course aims to enable participants to have an awareness of the Mental Capacity 2005 and to be able to apply it to their everyday practice with service users.

Learning outcomes 

  • Understand the key rules and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Explain how their working practices will be affected by using the Mental Capacity Act
  • Illustrate the skills needed to assess capacity of a client they are working with
  • Demonstrate practical application of the Act

The course will include the following key topics:

  • Adults: consent and the Mental Capacity Act
  • Overview of the Act – who, when, where and why?
  • The principles of the Act
  • How the Act works – capacity > best interest > restraint > DoLS
  • When and why to use the Act?
  • Assessing mental capacity -  the four point assessment - detail
  • Case study  – the Act in general use
  • Best Interests – why and how
  • Practice issues – locked doors, personal care, covert medication, escorted out
  • Covid-19 – consent and the MCA in practice