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Mental Capacity (Northern Ireland) Act


The Mental Capacity (Northern Ireland) Act gives clear information for supporting people who lack the capacity to make decisions. This course illustrates the processes of decision making, capacity assessments, decisions for the benefit of the individual, and bodies who work under the Mental Capacity (Northern Ireland) Act.


This training will enable learners to:

  • Assess service users’ "capacity" when applying the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Recognise how these may be relevant to service users and how they may impact on your own practice
  • Follow the assessment process required for assessing mental capacity
  • Outline the supporting framework and roles of others specific to these