MCA and DoLs Version 2

Course Overview

To provide an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the implications they have for the service user and service provider. 

Objectives

  • Define “capacity” and explain the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Describe how these may be relevant to service users and how they may impact on the learner’s own practice
  • Provide a basic description of the assessment process required for assessing both mental capacity and the authorisation for deprivation of liberty
  • Describe the supporting framework and roles of others specific to these