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Mental Capacity Act Briefing

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event

The Mental Capacity Act Briefing provides an overview of the Act. The Mental Capacity Act Briefing will be relevant to staff supporting adults who may at times lack the capacity to consent.

Start Date
Wednesday 11 September 2019
End Date
Wednesday 11 September 2019
09:30 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • describe the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act

  • explain the relevance of the key principles to your work practice

  • describe good practice in supporting people in making decisions

  • describe the two stage test for capacity

  • describe some of the relevant measures in making a best interests decision


Additional information

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) concerns individuals 16 years and over with an ‘impairment or disturbance in the functioning of the mind or brain’, who may at times lack the capacity to make a specific decision. Professionals supporting such people have a duty to abide by the Mental Capacity Act and have regard to the Code of Practice.

Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Children's Services (B&HCC) / Housing Services / Managers / New Starters / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove
Event Trainers
Debbie Grimwood
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
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