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Mental Capacity & DoLS Training

Mental Capacity Act and DoLS Awareness Training attending the Mental Capacity and DoLS ((Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) Awareness course will gain an understanding of how to protect the interests of the people in their care who may or may not be able to give their own consent.

What’s included

  • Tea / coffee and biscuits
  • All work and exercise sheets
  • Certification on completion of the course
Duration: Half-day course (3 hours)
Location: The Unity Training Suite, 1 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Frequency: Unity recommends annual updates for healthcare workers

Who should attend the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS Awareness Training?

This course is essential for those working in a health and social care environment with clients who may lack capacity. The course provides a background to the MCA and its relationship to DoLS ‘safeguards’, and how those working within the care sector can ensure compliance.

Mental Capacity Act and DoLS – Course Content

  • The five principles of the act
  • Understanding the value of respecting people’s choices and decisions
  • Assessing capacity – how to decide
  • Understanding your legal position when making decisions on behalf of others – how to act in a persons’ ‘best interests’
  • Advance Decisions and Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Carer liability – protection from ill-treatment and wilful neglect
  • What constitutes legal restraint – what is the ‘least restrictive option’
  • Importance of accurate record keeping
  • Fulfilling the requirements of the DoLS“safeguards
  • IMCAs (Independent Mental Capacity Advocates)
  • Case studies and scenarios

For more information, download the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS course factsheet here or contact Unity Training on 0333 101 0056 * or .

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