Mental capacity act 2005 training

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 itself states that people who work in social care and health sectors need to know and understand it. This is to prevent decisions being made on behalf of people who have the mental capacity but who have been wrongly assessed as not having the ability to make decisions. At times a choice has been made in the best interest of the carer and not the individual involved.

Who needs this training?
Everyone who works in the health and social care sectors must have this Mental Capacity Act 2005 training. Including; doctors, nurses, dentists, psychologists, occupational speech and language therapists, social workers, residential care home managers, care staff, domiciliary care workers and any other social care workers.

Why is this training important?
Under the 2005 Act people must be assumed to have the mental capacity to make particular decisions and be supported to do so. Where people are found not to have this then a decision is taken on their behalf by professionals; however it must be in their best interest.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the key content of the 2005 Mental Capacity Act
  • Understand how this affects their day to day work
  • To be familiar with the assessment process
  • To know what records to keep and where

Training outline
The course can be tailored to suit your individual requirements and can typically include:

  • What is mental capacity? What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005?
  • The five principles of the Act
  • Helping people make decisions
  • Assessing capacity
  • Best interest
  • Providing care for people who have planned ahead
  • Confidentiality and record keeping
  • Public bodies created by the MCA
  • Other relevant legislation

More information
Designed for: All employees in social care and health sector
Course duration: Half day
Delivered at your premises if required.