Introduction to Mental Capacity Act and DoLS
Why train your staff?
The Mental Capacity Act was designed in 2005 by the government to protect and restore power to vulnerable people who lack capacity, and supports people who have capacity to be able to make decisions and plan their future; this is everyone who is 18 and over.
It is also relevant to everyone who is involved in the treatment, care and support of people aged 16 and over who are unable to make all, or some decisions by themselves.
The course consists of:
- Understanding duty of care
- Five key principles of mental capacity
- When to test
- How to test mental capacity
- What is deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS)
- DoLs assessment