Mental Capacity Act Essentials
Wow - a whole course about legislation! Not quite! Really it is about people, their rights and making sure that if they are unable to make choices for themselves that they are appropriately protected and supported.
Anyone can lose capacity for a short period of time and knowing their rights in these situations is essential. This course will help you to understand this important area of care and support work.
Who should take this course?
This course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about the Mental Capacity Act Essentials.
- What is the Mental Capacity Act?
- What the MCA means for care services and workers?
- What does Mental Capacity mean?
- Five key principles
- Your assessment procedure
- The test to assess capacity
- Helping someone to make a decision
- Best interests decisions
- The role of the Public Guardian
- Powers of Attorney
- Advance Decisions
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA)
Aims of the Course
By the end of the course, you will:
- Know the essentials about the legislation
- Understand the process of assessing mental capacity
- Understand the roles of different people involved
- Know how the Mental Capacity Act applies to your role
- Understand the impact of short and long term capacity loss
- Know when to raise concerns
If you sign in to your account on Click before you take this course, you will be able to take the assessment and immediately access/download your certificate upon completion, which looks like this:
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