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Mental Capacity Act training for staff in the Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector

To have an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to apply it, make best interest decisions and understand the deprivation of liberty process.

MCA for IVP Sector
DateVenue Time Cost
10 March 2020 Purbeck Centre, Wareham 9:30am to 1pm  £30 
23 April 2020 Princes House, Dorchester 9:30am to 1pm £40
24 June 2020 Purbeck Centre, Wareham 9:30am to 1pm £40
16 September 2020 Cobham Sports Club, Wimborne 9:30am to 1pm £40
25 November 2020 Princes House, Dorchester 9:30am to 1pm £40
11 February 2021 Purbeck Centre, Wareham 9:30am to 1pm £40

The Dorset Council People- Adults pricing policy will be changing from 1st 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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • understand the process of assessing capacity and the thresholds for decisions
  • perform the practical skills needed to assess capacity
  • ensure appropriate record keeping
  • understand the process of making Best Interest Decisions
  • understand who needs to be involved in Best Interest Decision making
  • perform the practical skills needed to assess Best Interests
  • understand how to ensure appropriate record keeping
  • depending on which sector you are in, you will understand what Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding is
  • depending on which sector you are in, you will understand what information is needed and the tools and contacts to complete this whether that is applying for a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards or going to the Court of Protection

Target groups

Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector.

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Learning and Development, Adult services

Name: Adult Services
Email: acslandod@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 225060
Full contact details for Learning and Development, Adult services

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