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Mental Capacity Assessment and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


This wide-ranging course contains information and guidance on Mental Capacity Assessment and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, how to undertake assessments and when they are appropriate, as well as recording the results.

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This course contains several sections and covers a huge amount of material concerning Mental Capacity Assessment and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and includes the following as well as other information:

  • How to work in the best interests of individuals and the importance of autonomy
  • Guidance to the relevant legislation, such as the principles and Code of Practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • How to assess capacity, who is able to do it, when it should be done, and how it is recorded
  • Descriptions of fluctuating mental capacity, unwise decisions, and how to deal with a refusal to complete an assessment
  • Confidentiality
  • Understanding mental capacity, and the definition of an individual who lacks capacity, and the presumption of capacity
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Definition of a deprivation of liberty, what is restraint, when they might be necessary, and how the Safeguards apply

This module will give a strong foundation of mental capacity knowledge and how you can apply this knowledge towards duty of care of vulnerable individuals. It also contains examples of tests, challenges to check the learner’s knowledge, and interactive case studies.



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