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Mental Capacity Act

Mental Capacity Act


By the end of the course, learners should have a general awareness of the application of the Mental Capacity Act and how “best interest” decisions are made in adult social care and care home settings.

Suitable for:

Health and Social Care staff, Managers, Nurses, Care Assistants, Support Workers, Volunteers

Course Objectives

By the end of this presentation, you will understand at a basic level:
how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its Code of practice apply to adult social care
what should happen if a person might lack mental capacity to take key decisions over their care and treatment
how should decisions be taken if a person does lack mental capacity to take those decisions
how to take a decision that is in a person’s “best interests”

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