Where and when?
- 10 December 2012, London
- 7 March 2013, Sheffield
- 5 June 2013, Birmingham
In his foreword to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) Code of Practice, the Lord Chancellor outlined how the legislation would make a real difference to the lives of people who lack mental capacity.
‘It will empower people to make decisions for themselves whenever possible and protect people who lack capacity by providing a flexible framework that places individuals at the very heart of the decision-making process’
However, it is clear that there is considerable ignorance about how to apply the act in a person centred way.
It can be hard to support individuals to make their own decisions and to remain involved as much as possible when best interest decisions are made. All too often, people are excluded from the decision making process where a ‘tick-box’ approach may meet the requirements of the Act but not the spirit.
This event will provide delegates with a positive understanding of the Act and demonstrate practical ways in which it can be implemented to ensure the full inclusion of individuals and their families.
- To develop an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- To enable participants to incorporate the Act’s requirements into their everyday practice in delivering person centred support
- To identify practical ways to support individuals to make as many decisions for themselves as possible
- To ensure the rights are upheld of those who may lack capacity to make decisions are
By the end of the training the participant will have;
- a good working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
- an understanding of the implications of the Act for their everyday practice
- identified the roles and responsibilities of those who support people and how to involve family members and carers
- an understanding of how to complete capacity assessments and make best interest decisions
- developed strategies for enabling individuals to communicate and express themselves in decision making
- developed practical ways to empower people who lack capacity in making decisions
This event covers some of the learning outcomes from the unit – Promote person centred approaches in health and social care. This can contribute to Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
This event is suitable for people who are working at level 3.
Learning will be facilitated through:
Event facilitators will employ a variety of delivery methods to include:
Pair and group work
They will use a variety of audio visual materials appropriate to the subject areas and audience. Materials may include power-point presentations, handouts, dvd/video clips.
Handouts for the delegates to take away will support each training session, and a certificate of attendance will be handed out by the trainer at the end of each course
How much do they cost?
All events are £95 + VAT person. Discounts are available, contact us for more details.
How to book?
You can download the Events programme and booking form above, or, if you go to the Event page of your choice you can book online.
These events have been CPD Certified
Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.