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Mental Capacity Act 2005

The ability to make decisions is called ‘Mental Capacity’, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has implications for anyone working within Health & Social Care. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect vulnerable people who are not able to make their own decisions. It makes it clear who can take decisions, in which situations, and how they should go about this. It enables people to plan ahead for a time when they may lose capacity.

This course has been designed to provide staff working in the Health & Social sector with a basic knowledge and understanding of what the Act means, how it affects themselves and the people they care as well as outlining the Code of Practice.

Course Content

- Values and Principles of the Act
- Impact on Staff & Codes of Practice
- What is lack of Capacity?
- Assessing Capacity
- Understanding Best Interest
- Restraint & The Bournewood case
- Power of Attorney
- The Court of Protection
- Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocates
- Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable People
- Paperwork and Recording

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