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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Basic Awareness: Halton Safeguarding Adults...

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Castlefields Community Centre

Village Square

Castlefields

Runcorn

WA7 2ST

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Basic Awareness

Synopsis

It is a basic human right for a person to have choice and control over their life, provided they have capacity to do so. Knowing when and how to safeguard a person’s welfare and wellbeing because of a lack of capacity, and more importantly when not to, is an important part of working with those with care and support needs.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session attendees to this training will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by mental capacity and decision making
  • Consider the legal requirements for assessing capacity and making decisions or taking actions on someone’s behalf
  • Recognise that an ‘unwise decision’ is made by choice
  • Reflect on methods of maximising decision making capacity and what is meant by the ‘least restrictive option’
  • Appreciate the need to deprive someone of their personal liberty and understand the mechanism for sanctioning this

Topics Covered

  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The five core principles of the Act
  • Assessing capacity and ‘best Interests’ decisions
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the ‘acid test’

Target Audience

This course is aimed primarily at those working in social care, health and support roles within Halton for those with additional needs which arise as part of a disability or impairment.

Delivery method and details

This is a half-day learning sessions which involves group discussion, participatory exercises and interactive activity. It is expected that the knowledge and skills gained will be taken away and embedded into practice. The learner’s organisation will be accountable for measuring competence following training.

There is no preparatory learning associated with this course however participants may wish to undertake the Mental Capacity Act e-learning module for background knowledge or as an alternative learning option. Details of how to access and easy set-up instructions can be found on HSAB website: http://adult.haltonsafeguarding.co.uk/professionals/.

Learners are expected to undertake this learning at least every three years.



FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Available for everyone living or working in Halton aged 18+

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Castlefields Community Centre can be accessed by bus and has car parking available.

What can I bring into the event?

If you wish to take notes please bring pen and paper

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any queries about this training please contact HSAB Officer Bridgid Dineen on 0151 511 6825

What's the refund policy?

Where places are booked and there is a failure to attend (or to send a substitute delegate where there is a genuine reason for being unable to attend) a charge will be made to cover the cost of the training. The amount charged for a non-attended place will be £30. Any cancellation made within seven working days of the event will not be chargeable. Early cancellations should be made through Eventbrite. If you have any problems with this system please contact the HSAB Officer – Bridgid Dineen on 0151 511 6825 or at bridgid.dineen@halton.gov.uk.

HSAB reserve the right to change or alter this programme should the need arise. Where possible, notice will be given of any changes.

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