Our Mental Capacity Act (MCA) webinars cover a range of topics.

Upcoming events

Further dates will be released soon.

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 update

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
  • COVID-19 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’
2 November 2021
  • Rachel Wilkinson – Assessing Capacity for Finances, A Case Example
  • Jo Myers – Lasting Power of Attorney’s
  • Val Cope – Coercive Control
Recording of Capacity for Finances, LPoA’s & Coercive Control
5 April 2022 Applying the MCA in Care Homes Recording of Applying the MCA in Care Homes
3 May 2022 Mental Capacity Act Q&A and Liberty Protection Safeguards Mental Capacity Act and Liberty Protection Safeguards Q&A
7 June 2022 Liberty Protection Safeguards Liberty Protection Safeguards
5 July 2022 Community DoLS and an Exploration into 'Liberty' 

Community DoLS and an Exploration into 'Liberty' 


Deprivation of liberty in the shadows of the institution – in discussion with Dr Lucy Series

9 September 2022 What is an Objection? What is an Objection?
17 November 2022 MCA and Autonomy MCA and Autonomy
28 February 2023 Mental Capacity Act Conference

Session 1- Keynote speaker Dr Lucy Series

Session 2- Keynote speaker The Technology Enabled Care Team

Session 3- Keynote speaker Victoria Butler-Cole KC

Session 4- Presenting the Paul Greening Award

17 May 2023 Using the MCA to protect others Using the MCA to protect others
29 June 2023 Guidance for supporting people to make decisions about care and accommodation Guidance for supporting people to make decisions about care and accommodation
19 July 2023 Section 21A Challenges Section 21A Challenges
12 September 2023

LPA's, Capacity and Case Law Updates

LPA's, Capacity and Case Law Updates
15 November 2023 Best Interest Decisions Best Interest Decisions
24 January 2024

Surveillance in P's own Home and Care Homes

Surveillance in P's own Home and Care Homes

6 March 2024

Mental Capacity Act Conference

Session 1 - https://youtu.be/dYhyf-dgNxc?feature=shared

Session 2 - https://youtu.be/HGTZIa2mHcA?feature=shared

Session 3 - https://youtu.be/z7JrGAZDFlY?feature=shared


Get 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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