An Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act

Event Description This online learning module is for anyone working within Health and Social Care, who are caring and supporting people over the age of 16, in England and Wales. It will assist you in learning how to support people to make decisions, aid you in identifying when a mental capacity assessment is required and how to carry one out appropriately. You will also briefly explore how 'Best Interests' decisions are made and learn your responsibilities in relation to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Training Objectives The aim of this online learning module is to provide you with an introduction to The Mental Capacity Act and how you must use it in caring for the people you support. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this online learning module you will be able to;

  • Know what is meant by mental capacity.
  • Explain the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • State the two steps of a Mental Capacity Assessment.
  • Define what is meant by 'Best Interests'.

  • Summarise the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
    Course Pre-Requisites There are Pre-requisites for this online learning course. 
    Course Instructions You may have to allow pop-ups for this e-learning module. If you need help in doing this, please contact Corporate Learning and Development's helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003).

    Online Learning Course Category Adult Services 
    Subject Areas Social Work, Sensory Impairment, Safeguarding, Occupational Therapy (OT), Mental Health Care, Learning Difficulties, Health Care, General Care, Drug and Alcohol, Disability, Dementia, Day Services, Care Management 
    Target Audience WSCC Staff, Voluntary Community Groups, Social Workers, Shared Lives Carers, PVI Sector - Adults, Occupational Therapist, Health Care, Care Homes, Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP), Adult Services 
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 45 minutes At your desk