Our Mental Capacity Act (MCA) training has now changed to short virtual webinars which cover a range of topics.

Upcoming events

Date Topic Webinar link


2 November 2021

2pm -3pm


  • Rachel Wilkinson – Assessing Capacity for Finances, A Case Example
  • Jo Myers – Lasting Power of Attorney’s
  • Val Cope – Coercive Control
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7 December 2021

2pm- 3pm

To be confirmed N/A


1 February 2022


To be confirmed N/A


1 March  2022


To be confirmed N/A

Previous recorded events

MCA for Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector course dates and times

Date Topic

Webinar link

15 May 2020

Covid-19 – Undertaking Assessments

Recording of Covid-19 - Undertaking Assessments

16 July 2020

Mental Capacity Act – The Basics

Recording of Mental Capacity Act – The Basics

25 August 2020

Testing for COVID-19 and mental capacity​ / advance decisions, previous wishes and objections / relevant case law and examples​

Recording of MCA and the Pandemic

29 September 2020
  • Covert mediation
  • Covert care delivery
  • Case law up date

Recording of MCA Covert Care and Medication

3 November 2020
  • Home First hospital discharge model & MCA
  • Case law
  • Objections – court of protection, early conversations and DoLS
Recording of MCA and home first hospital discharge
5 January 2021
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Case law changes to capacity assessments
  • What is an objection?
Recording of MCA and Urinary Tract Infections
2 February 2021
  • Coronavirus vaccinations and testing
  • Mental Capacity Assessment example
  • Applying case law to practice
Recording of MCA, COVID-19 vaccines and testing
6 April 2021
  • The rollercoaster of fluctuating capacity
  • Assessing capacity to engage in sexual relations
  • Is Britney free?

Recording of MCA , Assessing capacity

4 May 2021
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs)
  • The Mental Capacity Act and DNARs
  • Assessing capacity to manage finances

Recording of MCA IMCAs and DNARs

18 May 2021

Pan Dorset BIA Event

Recording of the Pan Dorset BIA Event
1 June 2021 Alcohol Related Brain Injury and the full hour will be hosted by guest speaker Neil Failes. Recording of Alcohol Related Brain Injury

6 July 2021



Mental Capacity Act Assessment (Interactive) View the slides from this presentation. This webinar also had a quiz alongside it and here is the link  – Take the quiz!
7 September 2021
  • The role of the RPR and S21a Applications
  • 'Do you have capacity - Are you sure?'
  • Care Home Visiting
Recording of RPR's, S21a Applications, Care Home Visiting and ‘Do you have Capacity’

Support accessing Team meetings 

All sessions are currently free of charge, however this is under review and may change later in the year.

The Dorset Council People- Adults pricing policy changed from 1 April 2020 as follows:

  • full day course - £50 per attendee
  • half day course - £40 per attendee

Please be aware that these costs will also be incurred for attendees who are classified as a ‘late cancellation’ - cancels their place within 1 week of the course date - or a ‘no show’ on the day of the course.

Target groups

Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector.

Learning and Development, Adult services

Name: Adult Services
Name: Learning and Development, Adult Services
Email: AdultsandHousingLandD@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 225060
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