Course Code: TT128 + TT137 - Course Duration: 6 Hours

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This Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA & DOLS) course provides a background into the Mental Capacity Act and its relationship to DOLS.

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) came into force in 2005 and was the then followed by The Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS in 2009). 

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We explore how (MCA & DOLS) work together within the healthcare sector.  Training your staff with the essential tools ensures that they are working in a compliant way whilst gaining consent and working within the best interests of those in their care.

Target Audience: The course is suitable for all levels of support staff.

Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Practical approaches to the use of the principles
  • How to assess capacity
  • Best interest decision making
  • Recording for the MCA
  • Understanding your role under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Why DOLS is needed
  • Lawful deprivation of liberty
  • The assessment process required for assessing both mental capacity and the authorisation for deprivation of liberty
  • What constitutes a deprivation of liberty and how it is likely to occur
  • How the assessment process works
  • What to do if you suspect there is a deprivation of liberty

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Identify the key provisions in this new legislation and apply them directly to their professional roles
  • Promote the well-being of those who lack capacity within a positive rights-based perspective
  • Recognise the best practice approaches to decision making in the lives of those who lack capacity in your care
  • Determine concepts such as capacity, consent, best interests and apply these to their work with users of health and social care services.

Course Assessment and Certification

Assessment: There is no formal assessment although the trainer will check understanding and involvement of all students throughout the duration of the course.

Certification: On successful completion of the course students will receive a certificate of attendance which is valid for 3 years.

Open Courses

This course is also delivered on one of our “Excellence in CareSeries open courses in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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Onsite Training for Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA & DOLS)

Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA & DOLS) training and all of the courses we provide can be delivered onsite in most cities and surrounding areas in England, Wales and Scotland including:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bangor
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
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  • Wherever you are!