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Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Awareness (MCA/DoLS)

June 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Who should attend

Staff and managers working in adult social care, housing, health and the independent and voluntary sector



3 hours


Overview of the course

  • What is the Mental Capacity Act?
  • Five Statutory Principles
  • Decisions covered by the Mental Capacity Act
  • What are the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards?
  • Who do the Safeguards apply to?
  • Best Interest Decision making
  • Key definitions
  • Case study – Bournewood


Course Objectives

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand what the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are and how they can be applied to care homes and hospital settings.
  • Know what constitutes deprivation, restriction and restraint.
  • Understand essential responsibilities under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including the five statutory principles.
  • Have an awareness of what is involved in assessing capacity and best interests.
  • Understand the authorisation process for the necessary deprivation of liberty, including the application process, assessments and reviewing the authorisation



Ernest Johnson & Alison Strang


Application Process

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Further dates

  • 3rd July 2019
  • 3rd October 2019
  • 6th November 2019







June 28, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm