Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

£25.00

Approved by CPD

This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.

It also introduces the deprivation of liberty safeguards. These safeguards provide a framework for approving the deprivation of liberty for people who lack the capacity to consent to treatment or care in either a hospital or care home setting.

Guided Learning Hours

Approximately 75 minutes are required for this course.

Form of Assessment

A short test concludes each module. A passmark of 70% for each module is required to successfully pass the course.

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • What is the Mental Capacity Act?
  • Assessing Capacity
  • The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards