Mental Capacity Act 2005 & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Training

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The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 provides a statutory and quality framework to empower and protect some of the most vulnerable people in society. It makes it clear who can take decisions, in which situations and how they should go about this in respect of people who lack capacity to make particular decisions for themselves. 

Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (GSAB) offer the training needed to do this effectively and with confidence.The GSAB have a recommended Training pathway for all organisations and partners. 

Please select the appropriate level below for further information on the course content and how to book.

 

The Level 1 Awareness training is an E-learning module that provides an introduction to Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. They are two individual modules.

 

Who is this course for?

These modules are for all staff working in Health & Social Care / support services, including reception / admin staff, Domestic and ancillary staff, Transport staff, Day service staff, Volunteers, Personal Assistants, Family Carers etc.

 

The MCA E-Learning looks at:

• How the MCA protects people who may lack capacity to make decisions themselves
• How the Act co-ordinates the law about care and treatment of people who lack capacity
• Key information about the MCA and the changes made since its implementation.

 

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards E-Learning looks at:
• Aims to help you understand the background of DoLS
• Consider the difference between ‘deprivation’ and ‘restriction’ of liberty
• How these might apply to a particular patient or service user

 

How can I access the E-Learning modules?

Both E-Learning modules are free to access for anyone working or living within Gloucestershire. You can access this E-learning Module via LearnPro Community.

Please contact the Multi-Agency Workforce Development Team on proudtolearn@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 324306 for a registration guide. 


Who is this course for?

This training for all all staff working in Health & Social Care / support services, including reception / admin staff, Domestic and ancillary staff, Transport staff, Day service staff, Volunteers, Personal Assistants, Family Carers etc.

 

This aim of the session is to:

  • Develop an understanding of the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Understand capacity, what it is and how it is assessed
  • Consider key factors in decision making
  • Understand DoLS and Court of Protection orders

 

How do I book myself on this training?

Due to COVID 19, as an alternative to face to face training the Mental Capacity Level 2 programme is now available as an e-learning package. This module can now be accessed via your Learn Pro account. 

This course can also be delivered within your own organisation by a GSAB approved trainer. Some trainers have embraces the delivery of virtual training and can bring this course to you remotely. To contact a GSAB Approved Trainer click the following link: Approved GSAB Trainer list

You are required to complete the Level 1 E-Learning prior to attending this course. 


Who is this course for?

This course meets the needs of professional Leads from any of the organisations signed up to the multi-agency policy. Additionally, Locality Managers, Community Managers, Team Managers, Medical staff who will be undertaking MCA 2 or equivalent, Reablement Co-ordinators, Assessment Team, Support Planning Team, Enablement. 

 

The course looks at:

  • Documenting capacity assessments, best interest decisions and significant decisions
  • The best interest process 
  • DoLS - What is deprivation of liberty, and the application process

 

How can I book a place on this course?

The Mental Capacity Act course is available as a remote learning programme using Microsoft Teams. All upcoming course dates are detailed on Learn Pro, you can book your place by logging onto Learn Pro account. 

How to book this course

 


A bespoke Mental Capacity Act course for adult social care practitioners is available as a remote learning programme using Microsoft Teams. 

 

This course looks at:

  • Capacity, what it is, how it is assessed, and completing MCA 1 & 2 forms
  • Understanding the MCA and how it is applied in health and social care
  • Identifying key factors in relation to making best interest decisions
  • Understanding DoLS and when to make an application

 

How can I book a place on this course?

All upcoming course dates are available on Learn Pro. Please note, you are required to complete the level 2  E-Learning programme prior to attending this remote course. 


Contact Us:

If you experience any difficulties registering or accessing any of the above courses, please contact the Multi-Agency Workforce Development Team proudtolearn@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 324306.

 

For further information:

Go to Mental Capacity Act (MCA) page

 

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