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Lifelong Services - Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act

Event Code CPI 20/594
Event Description This 5 hour course will explain how to give legal weight to the voice of young people both under and over the age of 16. You will learn how, and when to assess mental capacity, and be able to incorporate this legislation into your practice. You will be supported to look at good and bad practice, and be given the tools to support your own practice.

This training was developed by Lifelong Services, and is being offered to all WSCC children's social work teams. The mental capacity Act 2005 applies to everyone over the age of 16 and gives legal weight to the voice of the young person. The Mental Capacity Act is an empowering piece of law and supports positive risk taking, essential for all young people and care leavers.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMapInternal LA costPVI/Care Provider costPartnership costExternal cost
Session 1Thursday
12 March 2020
09:30 - 14:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideGoodwood Room£0£0£0
Subject areas Care Management
Target audience
Care Homes / Occupational Therapist / Social Workers
target audience
Course Owner Learning and Development Admin (learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk)
Samantha Raymond
Training objectives The aim of this course is to support you to increase your skills, knowledge and confidence to identify restrictions and deprivations. You will be able to apply your knowledge so that you can confidently undertake mental capacity assessments.