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Practical Application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for Adult Services *

Course details

Aim: To further develop an understanding of the law around assessing Mental Capacity and outline practical skills on how to apply law

Dates:  Monday 4 March 2024, Thursday 11 July 2024, Tuesday 21 January 2025

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue: Gateshead Council's Learning Hub

Facilitators: Ann- Maria Mitchell ASSET Team manager

Booking: via Learning Hub

Course objectives

Recap on what MCA is
To further develop and build on practical skills in applying the principles of the MCA
Explore the requirements on practitioners when assessing capacity
To understand the importance of recording capacity and best interest assessments
To consider a range of tools to support decision making with the individual

Suitable for

Intercollegiate Framework: level 3 People identified in Groups 3-5
Bournemouth University Framework: People identified in Group B2-D
Anyone with responsibilities for carrying out Mental Capacity Act assessments or requires knowledge of Mental Capacity Act Assessments for their job role

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